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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

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.

Suffolk County

Effective at sunrise on Friday, September 19, 2014 the normally certified shellfish lands in Northport Bay, Centerport Harbor, Duck Island Harbor, Lloyd Harbor, and Huntington Bay will re-open to the harvest of hard clams and oysters.

Due to the shellfish-related, confirmed Vibrio parahaemolyticus illnesses traced back to NS-3, the post-harvest controls for shellfish diggers and dealers that currently apply in NS-2, NS-1 and LS-1 west of Lloyd Point will also apply to NS-3 for at least five (5) years, through September 2019, as required by the National Shellfish Sanitation Program.

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