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.
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.