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The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries has issued the first new paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) closure of the 2012 season.
Because of the presence of PSP, also called “red tide”, officials have closed the entire Nauset estuary system to the harvest of all shellfish, effective immediately (March 7).
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Tom Richardson is the director and host of New England Boating. Before that he served as the editor of Northeast Boating from 2005 to 2009, and as managing editor of Salt Water Sportsman magazine from 1995 to 2004. He lives, boats and fishes in southeastern Massachusetts with his wife and three kids.