Collaborative Project Tackles Problem of Closed Shellfish Flats
November 19, 2014
Maine and New Hampshire are working hard at understanding and combating the growing threat of fecal bacterial contamination and naturally occurringVibrio pathogens. In an effort to manage the threat, both Maine and New Hampshire close thousands of acres of clam flats every year, but this severely harms the states economies. A new multi-institutional research project funded by the National Science Foundation to Maine EPSCoR and New Hampshire EPSCoR seeks to both better understand and find solutions to the scourge plaguing these crucial fisheries.