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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.

As of sunrise, Saturday July 27, 2019 there are no temporary emergency rainfall closures in effect.

The emergency rainfall closure that was implemented on Tuesday July 23, 2019. Effective at sunrise, Saturday July 27, 2019 all the normally certified lands in Hempstead Harbor, Oyster Bay Harbor and Cold Spring Harbor will be reopened to the harvest of shellfish. All other lands as described in 6NYCRR, Part 41, "Sanitary Condition of Shellfish Lands" will remain uncertified.

Nassau County

Effective at sunrise, Saturday July 27, 2019 there are no temporary closures in effect.

Suffolk County

Effective at sunrise, Saturday July 27, 2019 there are no temporary closures in effect.


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