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Temporary Shellfish Closures

There are temporary shellfish closures in Suffolk County.

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.

There is a temporary ban on the harvesting of shellfish and carnivorous gastropods in western Shinnecock Bay (Town of Southampton).

There is a temporary ban on the harvesting of carnivorous gastropods in Deep Hole Creek and Halls Creek, sections of Great Peconic Bay (Town of Southold).

Effective May 18, 2017 there is a temporary ban on the harvesting of carnivorous gastropods in James Creek (Town of Southold).

Accordingly, it is unlawful to harvest shellfish and carnivorous gastropods from the following areas:

Town of Southold (effective 5/18/2017): All that area of James Creek, a tributary of Great Peconic Bay, including tributaries and the entrance canal.

Town of Southampton (effective 5/4/2017): All that area of western Shinnecock Bay lying west of a line extending southerly from the southernmost point of land at Pine Neck Point (East Quogue) to the northern terminus of Triton Lane, on the barrier beach, and easterly of the northbound lane of the Post Lane Bridge (Quogue).

Town of Southold (effective 5/4/20): All of Deep Hole Creek and Halls Creek and all that area of Great Peconic Bay within 500 yards in all directions of the northernmost tip of Marratooka Point (local name).


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