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Posted on: August 3, 2023

RESCISSION OF EXISTING MARINE BIOTOXIN CLOSURES - Towns of Brookhaven, Southampton, and Southold


Diggers and harvesters of shellfish, conchs, whelks, and moonsnails in the Towns of Brookhaven, Southampton, and Southold

 Effective at sunrise, on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, in the areas described below, the harvest of carnivorous gastropods (conchs, whelks, moonsnails) is permitted. 

Town of Southold: All that area of Town and Jockey Creeks (both tributaries of Southold Bay) in their entirety.

 Town of Southampton: All that area of Moriches Bay and its tributaries lying north of a line extending easterly from the southernmost tip of land at Tanners Neck (local landmark) to the southeasternmost point of land at the southeast corner of the property located at 15 Fiske Avenue, Westhampton Beach.

 Towns of Brookhaven and Southampton:  All that area of Seatuck Cove (Moriches Bay), and its tributaries, lying north of a line extending northeasterly from the southeasternmost point of land at Havens Point and then continuing to the flagpole located at the residence at 39 Basketneck Lane, Remsenburg. 

 Note: All of the normally uncertified areas, lying within the areas described above, remain uncertified for the harvest of shellfish (clams, oysters, mussels and scallops).

 Excerpts from the signed recission order are provided below. A scanned copy of the signed recission order for the affected areas is attached.

 Information about temporary closures and re-openings will be available on a recorded message available at: 631-444-0480 and the DEC website at:

 You may also call the DEC-Bureau of Shellfisheries at 631-444-0492 during regular office hours M-F 8:00 to 4:00.

 Shellfish Harvest Area Classification Unit
Bureau of Shellfisheries
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Marine Resources
123 Kings Park Blvd., Nissequogue River State Park, Kings Park, NY 11754
P: 631-444-0492 |

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