16 September 2014

• Officials Working To Determine Impact Bridgeport Fire Had On Long Island Sound

”As a result of concerns about water quality near the fire scene, and its impact on aquatic life, DEEP has issued an advisory for fishing in the area in and around Bridgeport Harbor and Yellow Creek.

”The state Department of Agriculture also ordered shellfish beds closed off Bridgeport, Stratford, and Fairfield. Both the fishing advisory and shellfish bed closures will remain in place until testing shows fish and shellfish taken from the defined areas are safe for human consumption.

”The Coast Guard has withdrawn commercial and recreational fishing prohibitions on a wider area that it had previously announced.”

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