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Temporary Shellfish Closures

Temporary 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 Thursday, September 17, 2020 the rainfall-related temporary closure of certified shellfishing areas in the Towns of Babylon, Oyster Bay (south), and portions of Hempstead put in place on September 10, 2020 are rescinded.

Effective at sunrise on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 the rainfall-related temporary closure of certified shellfishing areas in the Towns of Islip, Brookhaven (south shore) and portions of Babylon put in place on September 10, 2020 are rescinded.

All other areas in the Towns of Hempstead that were designated as uncertified for the harvest of shellfish on September 10, 2020 remain closed for the harvest of shellfish.

Nassau County

Towns of Hempstead: All the normally certified areas of South Oyster Bay and specific sections of East Bay and Sloop Channel west of a line extending southerly from the southernmost point of land at Whale Neck Point to Broad Creek Channel Junction Buoy W then following along the western edge of Broad Creek Channel through the odd numbered buoys "W27" through "W1"; then continuing along the western edge of Crow Island Haunts Creek through the odd numbered buoys "R9" through "R1"; then continuing south westerly to Sloop Channel Light 8; and then southerly to Jones Beach Island.

map showing emergency shellfish closures on long island
Click image for a large map of emergency shellfish closure in Nassau County.


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