Learn About Shellfish Harvesting
With The Great Bay Coast Watch
Contact: Ann Reid
NH Sea Grant
Date: June 7, 2005
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Where can you capture a clam or a mussel?
What does a red tide mean for your oyster-hunting hobby? On Tuesday,
June 14, 2005, the Great Bay Coast Watch will sponsor a presentation
on recreational shellfish harvesting at the Urban Forestry Center
in Portsmouth. Refreshments will be available at 6:15 p.m. and the
presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
Chris Nash, shellfish program manager for the N.H. Department of
Environmental Services, will present “Changes to Shellfish
Harvesting Opportunities in Great Bay.” Nash will discuss
recent changes to openings and closures of shellfish beds in areas
such as Great Bay, Little Bay and the Bellamy River. In addition,
Nash and the Coast Watch staff will give an update on the current
red tide events along the northeastern Atlantic coast and discuss
how such events affect the shellfish harvest.
The Great Bay Coast Watch is a volunteer organization that monitors
water quality throughout the Great Bay Estuary and organizes a variety
of educational programs for the public. For more information, contact
Great Bay Coast Watch coordinator Ann Reid at 603-749-1565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Urban Forestry Center is located at 45 Elwyn Road in Portsmouth.