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Temporary Emergency Shellfish Closures

For the most up to date temporary emergency closure information, please call our hotline at (631) 444-0480. For any other questions, please call the main shellfish office at (631) 444-0492 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM until 4:45 PM.

Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Effective sunrise on Friday, August 22, 2014 there are no temporary emergency shellfishing closures.

Note: All shellfish lands in the Town of Hempstead, lying west of the northbound lanes of the Wantagh Parkway and Mount Sinai Harbor, in the Town of Brookhaven, remain closed until that time.

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    East Setauket, New York 11733
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