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Posted on: November 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Reopening of Several Shellfishing Areas Closed by Emergency Order

Shellfish Harvesters and Dealers in the Towns of Brookhaven, Southampton, Southold.

DEC-Shellfisheries collected water samples on Monday, November 15, 2021 in several of the areas that DEC designated as temporarily uncertified (closed) on October 26, 2021 and October 27, 2021 after the extraordinary rainfall event in excess of three (3) inches in Nassau and Suffolk Counties from October 25 through October 27.  Sample test results indicate that several areas can be re-opened to the harvest of shellfish.

 Effective immediately, Tuesday, November 16, 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 Brookhaven: All the normally certified areas of Mount Sinai Harbor, EXCEPT all that area lying within 200-yards of the residence at 430 Pipe Stave Hollow Road, Mt. Sinai.

 Town of Southold: All the normally certified areas of Cutchogue Harbor, Hog Neck Bay, Little Peconic Bay and their tributaries lying between Nassau Point and Cedar Beach Point. 

 Town of Southampton:  All the normally certified areas of Cold Spring Pond and North Sea Harbor.

 Note: All other areas that were designated as uncertified for the harvest of shellfish on October 26, 2021 and October 27, 2021 and have not been rescinded, remain closed for the harvest of shellfish.

 A  copy of the signed order re-opening all the normally certified areas in the embayments listed above and maps showing the local areas which remain closed are inserted below.

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


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