State Reopens Nantucket Sound To Shellfishing

By: Tim Wood

No shellfishing signs around Stage Harbor and other Nantucket Sound areas were taken down Monday after a nearly month-long shellfish closure was lifted. FILE PHOTO

The emergency shellfish closure of Nantucket Sound was lifted by the state division of marine fisheries at noon Monday.

Officials said the algae bloom that potentially created dangerous toxins was still present but in very low levels.  Tests over the past few weeks had shown very low levels of toxin in shellfish, below safe levels.

Read more this Thursday.