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Temporary Shellfish Closures

There are currently 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.

Due to the presence of marine biotoxins in shellfish, and the potential presence in carnivorous gastropods which feed on shellfish, the following areas are closed to the harvest of shellfish effective on May 17, 2018:

Northport Harbor: All that area of Northport Bay and Northport Harbor, including tributaries, lying southerly of a line extending northeasterly from the highest point of the green domed cupola of the residence located at 24 Mariners Court, Centerport, on the northeastern shore of Little Neck Point, to the highest point of the gazebo located between the shoreline and the residence at 8 Hawkins Drive, Northport,(local names, local landmarks), located near the eastern shore of Northport Bay.


Map of shellfish closure in Northport Harbor. Click on image for larger map.

Due to the presence of marine biotoxins in shellfish, and the potential presence in carnivorous gastropods which feed on shellfish, the following areas are closed to the harvest of shellfish effective on May 9, 2018:

Town of Southampton: All that 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).
Map of shellfish closure in Shinnecock Bay
Map of shellfish closure in Shinnecock Bay. Click on image for larger map.


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