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The NYSDEC has partially rescinded the temporary emergency shellfish closures that were implemented as a result of Hurricane Sandy.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, […]

Clamming is permitted in Oyster Bay Harbor, Oyster Harvest still prohibited

Effective at sunrise, Saturday, August 4, 2012, the Department has partially rescinded the temporary emergency closure of normally certified shellfish lands in Oyster Bay Harbor.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.   This rescission is effective at sunrise on August 4, 2012 and applies only to shellfish other than oysters in those areas described below.  […]

Temporary Emergency Shellfish Closures

Shellfish Closures Follow Record Setting Rainfall around Long Island The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that it has designated shellfish harvesting areas in Nassau and Suffolk counties as temporarily closed to shellfish harvesting, effective Monday August 29, 2011. These temporary emergency closures are a precautionary response to extremely heavy rainfall […]