Effective at sunrise, Saturday, August 4, 2012, the Department has partially rescinded the temporary emergency closure of normally certified shellfish lands in Oyster Bay Harbor.  This closure was originally implemented on July 13, 2012.

 

area prohibited for oyster harvesting

This rescission is effective at sunrise on August 4, 2012 and applies only to shellfish other than oysters in those areas described below.  Accordingly, the harvest of shellfish other than oysters (such as hard clams) is permitted from:

Town of Oyster Bay Harbor (north shore): All the normally certified shellfish lands in Oyster Bay Harbor.

Note:  The harvest of oysters continues to be prohibited in all of the normally certified shellfish lands in Oyster Bay Harbor lying westerly of a line extending southerly from the stone house at Plum Point (Centre Island) to the northwestern most point of Cove Point on Cove Neck.