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Special Shellfish Closures

For the most up to date shellfish closure information, please call our Emergency Closure Hotline at 631-444-0480. You may also call the Shellfisheries office at 631-444-0492 during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM.

Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Due to the increased potential for the contamination of shellfish lands from the discharge of sewage from marine sanitation devices aboard the large number boats anchored, and serving as overnight living quarters, which may result in conditions causing shellfish harvested in the area to be hazardouse for human consumption

Effective sunrise on Saturday, July 4, 2015 and continuing through Wednesday, July 8, 2015, it is unlawful to harvest shellfish from the following areas:

Town of Brookhaven (north shore): All the normally certified area of the Port Jefferson Harbor Complex, including Conscience Bay and the Narrows.

Town of Huntington: All that area of the Sand Hole (local name), including tributaries, located northerly of a line extending due east from the southernmost point of land which forms the western shore of the inlet to the Sand Hole to the opposite shoreline, on the eastern side of said inlet.

NOTE: For the purposes of this description The Sand Hole is the northerly portion of a tidal lagoon also known as Sand Diggers Cove (local name) and is located on Lloyd Neck, southwesterly of Lloyd Point. The Sand Hole is that area situated northerly and easterly of the sand spit which separates The Sand Hole from the lagoon's inlet to Long Island Sound.

Town of Oyster Bay: All that area of West Harbor (within Oyster Bay Harbor) including tributaries, lying easterly of a line extending northerly from the northwesternmost point of land approximately 600 yards north of Brickyard Point (on Centre Island) to the westernmost point of the beach pavilion at Centre Island Beach (located on the south side of Bayville Avenue/Centre Island Road) and lying westerly of Centre Island.

NOTE: West Harbor is the local name for that portion of Oyster Bay Harbor located westerly of the Centre Island peninsula.


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