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CLOSURE STATEMENT
Date: September 6, 2014
 
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily closing the following shellfish area at sunset on Saturday, September 06, 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
 
Affected Counties: 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.
 
The Division of Aquaculture’s Daily 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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