15 December 2011

Stamford Shellfishermen Plagued by Sewage

”Robert Griffith and Jardar Nygaard are the last commercial shellfishermen in Stamford Harbor and their boats are getting rusty.

“They've barely worked over the last year due to state-mandated shellfish bed closures, which shutter their businesses for weeks at a time after rainstorms or sewage spills. A 3-inch rainfall closes all Connecticut shellfish farms for at least a week, and high-volume sewage bypasses shut down shellfish beds for a minimum 21 days.”


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