RIDEM & RIDOH issue a joint press release Saturday July 27th, 2019 regarding the immediate partial closure of Point Judith Pond to shellfishing due to a high bacterial count. The agencies also advise that any shellfish harvested from the closed area of the pond - either commercially or recreationally - since Tuesday July 23, be thrown away. Please click the link below for the full press release, including a map of the closed areas.
*UPDATE* RIDEM & RIDOH issue press release that effective sunrise on August 1st, Point Judith Pond reopens to shellfishing, after emergency closure due to unsafe bacteria levels. Please see the Press Release dated July 31st, 2019 for full details