Edgartown oyster beds closed for bacteria concerns

More oyster beds in Massachusetts have been closed due to concerns over a bacteria that can be harmful to humans. The state has put a moratorium on the harvesting of oysters from Katama Bay in Edgartown over two cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus linked to the Martha’s Vineyard harvest site, officials said. The state Department of Public Health issued a recall on all oysters harvested in Katama Bay since Aug. 1, the DPH and Division of Marine Fisheries, announced in a statement Monday. In August, the state shuttered oyster beds in several South Shore communities over Vibrio concerns.


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