Temporary Emergency Shellfish Closures
Temporary Closure: Town of Hempstead
Effective immediately on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 and continuing until a determination is made that water quality in the affected area meets the criteria for certified shellfish lands.
Accordingly, it is unlawful to harvest shellfish from the following areas:
Town of Hempstead (south shore): All that area of Hempstead Bay and East Bay, lying west of the southbound lanes of the Wantagh Parkway.
For additional information call: 631 444-0492
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.