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Posted on: September 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Temporary Shellfish Closures areas have reopened as of September 9th.


Effective immediately, Thursday, September 9, 2021 the following areas can be re-opened to the harvest of shellfish, except as described in 6NYCRR, Part 41, “Sanitary Condition of Shellfish Lands.”

 Accordingly, the harvest of shellfish from the following areas is permitted:

  •  Town of Southampton: All the normally certified areas of Sag Harbor and its tributaries.
  •  Town of East Hampton: All the normally certified areas of Sag Harbor and Northwest Harbor. 
  •  Towns of Oyster Bay (north shore) and Huntington: All the normally certified areas of Oyster Bay Harbor and Cold Spring Harbor.

Note: All other areas that were designated as uncertified for the harvest of shellfish on September 2, 2021 remain closed for the harvest of shellfish. 

Information about temporary closures is also available from the recorded message at 631-444-0480 and the DEC webpage at:

Bureau of Shellfisheries
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