Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tour the Newburyport Shellfish Purification Plant

On Saturday November 10th at 10:30 MOP will be sponsoring a tour of the Newburyport Shellfish Purification Plant with a specially scheduled tour given by staff of the Division of Marine Fisheries. The plant has a natural salt water spring and the flow is used to cleanse steamer clams that are harvested from waters of questionable cleanliness. After depuration they are safe to eat.

We will meet at the plant, which is located at 84 82nd Street in Newburyport.

The tour is limited to the first 24 people to respond. To reserve a spot send and email to reservation email. 

Please note that if there are heavy rains in the days preceding the 10th, shellfish harvesting in marginal beds may be closed. In that case with little shellfish to see, we would postpone the trip until Saturday the 17th at the same time.

Steamer clam
Steamer clam fresh from the shore.

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