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Temporary Shellfish Closures

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 4:45 PM.

Effective immediately on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 the rainfall-related temporary closure of certified shellfishing areas in the Town of Smithtown put in place on July 9, 2021 is rescinded.

Effective immediately on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 the rainfall-related temporary closure of certified shellfishing areas in the Towns of Huntington, and portions of Smithtown put in place on July 9, 2021 are rescinded.

Effective at sunrise on Thursday, July 15, 2021 the rainfall-related temporary closure of certified shellfishing areas in the Towns of Hempstead, Oyster Bay (south), Islip, Babylon, and portions of Brookhaven put in place on July 9, 2021 are rescinded.

Effective at sunrise on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 the rainfall-related temporary closure of certified shellfishing areas in the Towns of North Hempstead, Oyster Bay (north), and portions of Huntington put in place on July 9, 2021 are rescinded.

All other areas in the portions of the Town of Brookhaven (north), that were designated as uncertified for the harvest of shellfish on July 9, 2021 remain closed for the harvest of shellfish.

There are temporary closures in effect in Suffolk County.

Accordingly, it is unlawful to harvest shellfish from the following areas:

Town of Brookhaven (Suffolk County): All the normally certified areas of Port Jefferson Harbor lying westerly of a line extending southeasterly from the southeasternmost point of land on the Old Field Beach peninsula, on the west side of the entrance to Port Jefferson Harbor, to Port Jefferson Harbor Lighted Bell Buoy "5."

diagram of emergency shellfish closures in the long island sound for suffolk county
Click on the image for a larger map of the closure.


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