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DMR Biotoxin Program Meetings for Shellfish Industry and General Public

The DMR Bureau of Public Health Biotoxin Program plans to upgrade testing techniques to a high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method for most species of bivalve shellfish (clams, mussels, oysters etc). The program is also considering changes to its sampling strategy including creating regional mussel closures during the height of the biotoxin season and maintaining exception areas for wild and recreational mussel harvest. The details of this plan are currently being developed and DMR needs your input to determine these exception areas.

To facilitate your contribution, meetings will be held:

March 26th 27th (note change!), 4pm, Mussel harvesters/general public: Rockland Maine State Ferry Terminal located at 517A Main Street, Rockland

April 8th, 1pm, Mussel harvesters/general public: Ellsworth City Hall, Council Chambers Room located at 1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth

April 10th, 1pm, Mussel harvesters/general public: Brunswick Town Council Chambers, 16 Station Ave, 2nd Floor, Brunswick

For more information please contact Alison Sirois at 633-9401 or Meggan Dwyer at 667-2233.