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September 30, 2005

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NMFS Northeast Regional Office

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Fishery Closure Extended
in Northeastern Federal Waters
Affected by Harmful Algal Bloom

NOAA Fisheries Service will retain a closure of federal waters north of Cape Cod to the harvest of most bivalve mollusks through December 31, 2005. The southern portion of the original closure area was reopened to most bivalve mollusk harvest on September 9. The entire area was initially closed in June, and remains closed to the harvest of whole and/or roe-on Atlantic sea scallops. For more information on the extended closure and a chart of the area, visit us here.

NOAA Fisheries Service is dedicated to protecting and preserving our nation’s living marine resources and their habitats through scientific research, management and enforcement. NOAA Fisheries Service provides effective stewardship of these resources for the benefit of the nation, supporting coastal communities that depend upon them, and helping to provide safe and healthy seafood to consumers and recreational opportunities for the American public.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department, is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and providing environmental stewardship of our nation’s coastal and marine resources. Through the emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), NOAA is working with our federal partners and nearly 60 countries to develop a global monitoring network that is as integrated as the planet it observes.

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