Flats closed



MOUNT DESERT — The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced earlier this month that areas around Sargent Cove on Somes Sound will be closed to clamming and other shellfish harvesting until Sept. 30 due to pollution.

It’s now illegal to dig, take or possess clams, quahogs, oysters or mussels from the shores, flats and waters east of a line beginning at a red painted post on the tip of land, approximately 320 yards southwest of the Marine Railway, that forms the mouth of an unnamed cove and running southeast to the northwest tip of land at the mouth of Sargent Cove.

Visit the Shellfish Sanitation and Management section of maine.gov/dmr for more information.