UMaine and UNH Researchers to Study Closures of Shellfish Beds and Beaches 

Researchers at the University of Maine and the University of New Hampshire are teaming up to study problems related to closures of shellfish beds and beaches.They’ve been awarded a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Other local universities and state agencies are helping out with the study, too. They hope to find ways to reduce pollution caused by coastal runoff and help local governments make informed decisions when it comes to closing beaches and shellfish beds.The study will last three years.