Sewage spill halts shellfish harvesting in Rehoboth Bay

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  Producers will not pull Rehoboth Bay oysters, clams or mussels for eating for 21 days. Photo by Photo by Ben Stern/Unsplash The state on Tuesday issued an emergency closure of commercial and recreational shellfish harvest of oysters, clams and mussels in the Rehoboth Bay after a spill from a residential sewer line in the Long Neck area discharged thousands …

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Fishermen, scientist praise increased dredging in Sussex waters

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

$16 million has been allotted to help DNREC dredge inland Sussex County waters. Archival photo courtesy of DNREC   Delaware’s inland bays, canals and waterways are about to become easier to navigate after the General Assembly last month authorized a record $16 million for dredging projects. The hope is that boaters will be able to enjoy more consistently navigable channels …