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NEW YORK (AP) - A group of fishermen are suing New York City over shellfish bed pollution they believe was caused by massive releases of raw sewage during Superstorm Sandy.

The Baymen's Protective Association represents about 76 people who harvest clams from the Raritan and Sandy Hook bays in New Jersey.

In a lawsuit filed Friday, the group said that sewage outflows from wastewater plants crippled by storm contaminated those fishing grounds.

Environmental authorities closed the shellfish beds for two months because of the pollution.

Clammer Keith Craffey tells The Daily News that the shutdown put him out of work between Halloween and Christmas in 2012.

The group hopes to reclaim some of their lost revenue.

The city's Law Department told the newspaper it couldn't comment until it had reviewed the case.

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