Since the closure of fishing areas due to the red tide I have been looking for information as to how long this closure may last. Information is not easy to come by.
Asking long time neighbors and other fisherman is not yielding any predictable results since the last major closure of this type was so long ago (1972).
Todays CC Times had an article that gives some insight into the process of reopening closed areas. Looks like it could be a long time for these test to be completed succesfully to open ANY area in MA.
Bottom line after reading the article is that I'm setting my over/under date at July 15th....and I'm taking the over. :mad:
If anyone has any data on how long it takes for the shellfish to metabolize the toxins once the red tide clears out I would be interested in hearing some facts, theories, or just plain conjecture.
Here is the link to a couple of articles from today's CC Times.