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RE-OPENING STATEMENT
September 11, 2014

Date:_September 11, 2014, 4:30 pm 

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that the following shellfish area(s) will be re-opened at sunrise on _Friday, September 12, 2014, for the harvest of oysters, clams, and mussels. In this context, shellfish does not include scallops, shrimp, or crabs.

Area(s):  #3012 Cedar Key Zone A Shellfish Harvest Area, Eastern Portion (east of longitude 830 01.00 W (dd.mm.mm)) 

Affected Counties: Levy 

Basis for action:

Red tide sample results and Chapter 5L-1.003(8), Florida Administrative Code.

The re-opening of the waters is in compliance with the management plan. If you have any further questions about the closing of shellfish harvesting area please contact our staff members Mike Kuhman or Mark Dehaven at (352)543-5181.  The Division of Aquaculture’s Daily Status report is found on the internet at www.freshfromflorida.com under the shellfish harvesting tab.  In the event the daily status report cannot be accessed due to server problems, a detailed pre-recorded message of open and closed shellfish harvest areas is available 24 hours a day by calling the above number.  For questions concerning scallop harvesting, please call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at (850)487-0554.          

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CLOSURE STATEMENT
Date:_September 9, 2014

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily closing the following shellfish area at sunset on Tuesday, September 09, 2014  for the harvest of oysters, clams, and mussels. In this context, shellfish does not include scallops, shrimp, or crabs.

Area(s): 

#2501 Horseshoe Beach Summer and #2802 Suwannee Sound Shellfish Harvest Areas

Affected Counties:  Dixie and Levy

Basis for action:

Precautionary emergency closure due to possible presence of red tide and conditions defined in Chapter 5L-1.003(8), Florida Administrative Code

The closure is based on a change in conditions specifically required under the management plan. Water samples will continue to be collected and analyzed for the area until the sample results conform to the management plan.

You will be notified as soon as the shellfish area can be re-opened. If you have any further questions concerning the closure of shellfish harvesting areas please contact Mike Kuhman or Mark Dehaven at (352)543-5181. A daily open or closed status report is found on the internet at www.freshfromflorida.com under the Division of Aquaculture page.  In the event the daily status report cannot be accessed due to server problems, a detailed pre-recorded message of open and closed shellfish harvest areas is available 24 hours a day by calling the above number. For questions concerning scallop harvesting, please call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at (850)487-0554.

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RE-OPENING STATEMENT

Date:_September 11, 2014 at 4:34pm

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that the following shellfish area(s) will be re-opened at sunrise on _Friday, September 12, 2014 for the harvest of oysters, clams, and mussels. In this context, shellfish does not include scallops, shrimp, or crabs.

Area(s):  #3022 Cedar Key Zone B Shellfish Harvest Area

Affected Counties: Levy

Basis for action:

Fecal coliform results indicate that water quality meets NSSP standards as defined in Chapter 5L-1.003, Florida Administrative Code

The re-opening of the waters is in compliance with the management plan. If you have any further questions about the closing of shellfish harvesting area please contact our staff members Mike Kuhman or Mark Dehaven at (352)543-5181.  The Division of Aquaculture’s Daily Status report is found on the internet at www.freshfromflorida.com under the shellfish harvesting tab.  In the event the daily status report cannot be accessed due to server problems, a detailed pre-recorded message of open and closed shellfish harvest areas is available 24 hours a day by calling the above number.  For questions concerning scallop harvesting, please call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at (850)487-0554.

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CLOSURE STATEMENT
Date:_September 9, 2014

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily closing the following shellfish area at sunset on Tuesday, September 09, 2014  for the harvest of oysters, clams, and mussels. In this context, shellfish does not include scallops, shrimp, or crabs.

Area(s): 

#2501 Horseshoe Beach Summer and #2802 Suwannee Sound Shellfish Harvest Areas

Affected Counties:  Dixie and Levy

Basis for action:

Precautionary emergency closure due to possible presence of red tide and conditions defined in Chapter 5L-1.003(8), Florida Administrative Code

The closure is based on a change in conditions specifically required under the management plan. Water samples will continue to be collected and analyzed for the area until the sample results conform to the management plan.

You will be notified as soon as the shellfish area can be re-opened. If you have any further questions concerning the closure of shellfish harvesting areas please contact Mike Kuhman or Mark Dehaven at (352)543-5181. A daily open or closed status report is found on the internet at www.freshfromflorida.com under the Division of Aquaculture page.  In the event the daily status report cannot be accessed due to server problems, a detailed pre-recorded message of open and closed shellfish harvest areas is available 24 hours a day by calling the above number. For questions concerning scallop harvesting, please call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at (850)487-0554.

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