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Temporary Shellfish Closures

For the most up to date temporary emergency closure information, please call our shellfish closures 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 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

Effective immediately on Thursday, September 16, 2021 the following areas have reopened to the harvest of shellfish, except as described in 6NYCRR, Part 41, "Sanitary Condition of Shellfish Lands":

Town of East Hampton: All the normally certified areas of town underwater lands in the creeks, coves, and harbors within the Town of East Hampton including all the normally certified areas of Three Mile Harbor, Hog Creek, and Accabonac Harbor.

Town of Southold: All the normally certified areas of Fishers Island Sound.

Town of Brookhaven (north shore): All the normally certified areas of Port Jefferson Harbor.

Effective immediately on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 the following areas have reopened to the harvest of shellfish, except as described in 6NYCRR, Part 41, "Sanitary Condition of Shellfish Lands":

Towns of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay (north shore): All the normally certified areas of Hempstead Harbor and Long Island Sound except; all that area of Hempstead Harbor lying east of a line extending northerly from the northernmost point of land at Prospect Point to Hempstead Harbor Buoy "2" (R N "2"), and south of a line extending easterly to Hempstead Harbor Buoy "4" (R N "4"), and west of a line extending southerly to the easternmost point of the tower on the Hempstead House (local name, local landmark) at Sands Point Preserve which will remain closed to the harvest of shellfish.

Temporary shellfish closures remain in effect for the following areas.

Nassau County

Town of North Hempstead: All that area of Hempstead Harbor lying east of a line extending northerly from the northernmost point of land at Prospect Point to Hempstead Harbor Buoy "2" (R N "2"), and south of a line extending easterly to Hempstead Harbor Buoy "4" (R N "4"), and west of a line extending southerly to the easternmost point of the tower on the Hempstead House (local name, local landmark) at Sands Point Preserve.

Map of shellfish harvest closure in town of North Hempstead
Large image of Town of North Hempstead closure
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