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Shellfish harvesting closed west of Allen’s Island

Virginia Department of HealthThe Virginia Department of Health has closed shellfish-harvesting waters near west of Allen’s Island in the York River in Gloucester County to the harvest of oysters and clams.

This closure is the result of notification of reports of oyster-associated norovirus illness with an epidemiological link to shellfish harvested from this area.

This closure is for 21 days.

Maps of the affected areas are located on the Division of Shellfish Sanitation’s home page at  The affected shellfish are bivalve mollusks including oysters and clams, but not crabs or fin fish.

For more information on shellfish closures, see the frequently asked questions on shellfish condemnations at

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