Shellfishermen frozen out from permits

January 10, 2018 | Shellfish News
Tisbury shellfish constable Danielle Ewart imposed the sanctions immediately after citing the two men on Dec. 17 for fishing in 26° weather. Fishing is supposed to be suspended when the temperature drops below 29° Fahrenheit, Ms. Ewart told the board. The Pachicos were also cited for not turning ... ...read more
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Texas woman dies after eating raw oysters contaminated with flesh-eating bacteria

January 10, 2018 | Shellfish News
The reason for the higher frequency of vibrio in raw shellfish is due to warming waters, Business Insider says. Hotter global waters produce microbial growth, which ends up in oysters and other shellfish. READ MORE: Norovirus outbreak linked to BC oysters: What you need to know. What adds to the ... ...read more
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Royal Family: Surprising Things Meghan Markle Won't Be Allowed to Do Anymore

January 10, 2018 | Shellfish News
Hopefully, Meghan isn't a fan of shellfish. Another rule royal family members must abide by is no consumption of shellfish, reports The Sun. According to BBC News this rule is in place because shellfish has been known to be a source of foodborne illness. “The royal entourage likes progress to run ... ...read more
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Proposition 2½ override projected for Oak Bluffs

January 10, 2018 | Shellfish News
In other business, members of the shellfish committee expressed deep concern to selectmen about the proposal from Dukes County and the Friends of Sengekontacket to close the pond side of Sengekontacket to vehicle traffic, except for shellfish department vehicles, for the months of July and August. ...read more
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Woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria after eating oysters

January 9, 2018 | Shellfish News
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, people become infected with Vibrio after eating raw or undercooked shellfish or by exposing open wounds to brackish water. It was determined that Leblanc had been in contact with both. Leblanc fought for the next 21 days, but was unable to ... ...read more
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A Woman Died From 'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria After Eating Raw Oysters. Here's What You Need to ...

January 9, 2018 | Shellfish News
A Texas woman reportedly died after eating what many consider a delicacy: raw oysters. While on vacation in Louisiana, Jeannette LeBlanc, along with friends and family, picked up some shellfish, shucked and ate them, and soon after developed extreme side effects. Over the next couple of days, she ... ...read more
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Roger Williams To Offer Applied Shellfish Farming Class

January 9, 2018 | Shellfish News
BRISTOL-WARREN, RI - From Roger Williams University: The Roger Williams University Center for Economic and Environmental Development will be offering an Applied Shellfish Farming course for business startups. The non-credit course consists of 15 evening lectures (6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) over ... ...read more
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Oyster farm boss dies following accident on Loch Creran

January 9, 2018 | Shellfish News
Family friend and fellow shellfish farmer Nicki Holmyard, said: “Hugo Vajk was one of the pioneers of Scottish oyster farming and the industry has lost one of the best in the business. “He ran a very successful operation in Loch Creran with his family, but was not one to shout about his achievements. ...read more
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'Rash on legs and everything': Texas woman died after eating raw oysters

January 8, 2018 | Shellfish News
“It's a flesh-eating bacteria -she had severe wounds on her legs from that bacteria,” her partner added. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that people become infected with vibrio after eating raw or under-cooked shellfish. Exposing open wounds to brackish water may also cause infection. ...read more
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Northland news briefs

January 8, 2018 | Shellfish News
People are again able o gather shellfish from anywhere along Northland's west coast without risk of becoming ill. The Ministry for Primary Industries has lifted all biotoxin warnings for Northland's west coast and the Bay of Plenty. The ministry said recent water and shellfish sampling for algae and their ... ...read more
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