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Temporary Shellfish Closures

There is an upcoming temporary shellfish closure 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.

Effective July 15, 2017 there will be a precautionary closure in Suffolk County. During peak holiday periods, discharges from marine sanitation devices may contaminate nearby shellfish beds with pathogenic bacteria or viruses, rendering shellfish unsafe for human consumption.

The following areas will be closed to shellfish harvest beginning sunrise on July 15, 2017 and continuing through July 19, 2017:

Town of East Hampton: All the normally certified shellfish lands in Three Mile Harbor, including tributaries, located south of a line extending due east from the northern end of the western jetty at the inlet to Three Mile Harbor, to the northern end of the eastern jetty, on the eastern side of said inlet.


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