Oysters? Yes, dig in! Red Tide alert lifted

The harvesting of oysters (and bivalve mollusks in general) in Morua Estuary is once again permitted after a Spring Red Tide health advisory was lifted on April 27th.  Water samples taken in the area indicate toxins are back within allowable limits, meaning no health risks involved.

The State Commission on the Protection of Health Risks (COESPRISSON) lifted the health advisory on consumption of bivalve mollusks from the Morua Estuary, meaning a revival to fishing activities as well as sale of oysters and other bivalve mollusks in the highly frequented tourist spot.  The Red Tide health advisory had gone into effect in February, and while partially lifted in other spots, an alert remained for the Morua Estuary.

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