CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -New Hampshire has closed its 18-mile coastline to the harvesting of shellfish because of an outbreak of red tide.

Maine, meantime, has closed its southern coastline to the taking of shellfish to the New Hampshire border.

The closure, however, does not affect the harvesting of clams and oysters in New Hampshire’s Great Bay.

Paralytic shellfish poisoning, or PSP, comes from algae, a food source for filter-feeding shellfish such as clams, oysters and mussels.

Eating shellfish with high levels of the toxin can cause numbness, dizziness and nausea; in most extreme cases, it can cause muscle paralysis and death.



Hurricane Volunteers

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Nearly five dozen volunteers were on their way from New Hampshire to Florida to assist victims of the hurricanes.

More than 20 people are part of the support staff of the Federal Emergency Management Agency from Pelham, Kensington, Thornton, Colebrook and Lincoln.

The group will stop in Atlanta for specialized training before heading to Florida for a minimum of two weeks.

Meanwhile, 39 Public Service Company of New Hampshire employees were headed in 16 bucket trucks to Florida to help restore electricity.—


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