Hempstead Harbor (North Shore ONLY) Reopened to Shellfishing

DEC CONTINUES TO RE-OPEN SHELLFISHING AREAS NORTH SHORE AREAS IN NASSAU COUNTY AVAILABLE FOR HARVESTING The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced it has rescinded temporary emergency shellfish closures that were implemented in response to the coastal flooding and power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy.  DEC had initially implemented the shellfishing […]

Shellfish Closures Update 11.13.12

The NYSDEC has partially rescinded the temporary emergency shellfish closures that were implemented as a result of Hurricane Sandy.  Please see below for the list of normally certified areas where the harvest of shellfish is currently permitted. In addition, the temporary emergency closures that remain in effect in Nassau and Suffolk Counties have been extended through Wednesday, November 21, […]

November 8 Update on Shellfish Bed Openings

Effective at sunrise on Thursday, November 8, 2012, the NYSDEC has partially rescinded the temporary emergency shellfish closures that were implemented on October 29, 2012. Accordingly, at sunrise on Thursday, November 8, 2012 the harvest of shellfish (including bay scallops) is permitted from the following shellfish lands: Town of Huntington: All the normally certified shellfish […]

Shellfish closures extended until November 13

The temporary emergency shellfish closures that were implemented on Monday, October 29, 2012 have been extended through Tuesday, November 13, 2012 (inclusive). Accordingly, all enclosed creeks, coves, harbors, bays and their tributaries remain closed for the harvest of shellfish, including bay scallops.  The only areas that are currently open for the harvest of shellfish, including bay scallops, are the normally […]