Massachusetts Shuts Down Many South Coast Shellfish Beds Due to Sewage

3/19/2024 - By Adam Goldstein. The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries is immediately shutting down thousands of acres of shellfish beds surrounding the New Bedford and Fairhaven wastewater treatment plant outfalls to comply with federal health and safety standards. More than 18,000 acres of the Dartmouth, Fairhaven and New Bedford coastline, including… SEE MORE