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Virginia Department of Health closes portion of York River to shellfish harvesting

Virginia Department of HealthThe Virginia Department of Health has closed shellfish-harvesting waters near Allens Island in the York River in Gloucester County to the harvest of oysters and clams effective Jan. 24.

The closure is the result of notification of a Norovirus Outbreak in Central Virginia 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 www.vdh.virginia.gov/Shellfish/. 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 www.vdh.virginia.gov/EnvironmentalHealth/Shellfish/faq/.


Augusta Health Augusta Free Press Kris McMackin CPA
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