SHELLFISH AREA CLOSURES/ OPEN AREAS

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*** AS OF May 15th, 2018**

 

OPEN DAYS: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

 

SHELLFISH AREA CLOSURES/ OPEN AREAS

 

The status of shellfishing areas falls under the administration of several agencies at Town, State, and Federal levels.  Therefore, it is best to check with the Natural Resources Department 508-430-7532 to receive current information regarding shellfishing conditions.

 

PERMANENTLY CLOSED AREAS at all times for reasons of elevated bacteria counts include:

Allen Harbor (North):  permanently closed north side (defined by a line from Swanton Property dock to a point on the tip of the west side peninsula at the mouth of Oyster Creek)

 

Muddy Creek (West) permanently closed west of the Route 28 dike.

 

Red River, South Harwich in its entirety.

 

 

SHELLFISHING AREAS OPENINGS AND CLOSURES IN HARWICH, MA

 

           

PLACE

CONDITION

AVAILABILITY

Allen Harbor (S. side & Oyster Creek)

CLOSED

Recreational permits only

Round Cove

CLOSED

All permits

Herring River (S. of Rte 28 bridge)

CLOSED

All permits

Wychmere Harbor

OPEN

Recreational permits only

Pleasant Bay

OPEN

All permits

Red River

Permanently Closed

--

Saquatucket Harbor

CLOSED

All permits

Nantucket Sound (includes Outer Harbor)

OPEN

All permits

Muddy Creek (W. of highway)

Permanently Closed

--

Muddy Creek East of highway including abutting Pleasant bay sand flat

OPEN

Recreational Permits only

Herring River (N. of Rte 28)

CLOSED

All permits