Shellfish Harvesting Closures Extended to Nov. 13

Press release:

The closures of shellfish harvesting areas in Nassau and Suffolk Counties has been extended, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced today.  These temporary closures are necessary to protect public health due to the coastal flooding and power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy.  DEC had initially implemented the shellfishing closures on Monday, October 29.

Effective at sunrise on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, the areas are designated as uncertified and the harvest of shellfish, including bay scallops, is temporarily prohibited through November 13, 2012.

On the East End, the following waters are closed to all shellfish harvesting:

Town of Southampton:   All of  Flanders Bay, Great Peconic Bay, Little Peconic Bay, North Sea Harbor, Noyack Bay, Sag Harbor Shelter Island Sound, Moriches Bay, Quantuck Bay, Quantuck Canal and Shinnecock Bay and all other creeks, bays, harbors, coves and tributaries within the Town of Southampton.

 

Town of East Hampton:All of Sag Harbor, Northwest Harbor, Three Mile Harbor, Accabonac Harbor, Napeague Bay, Napeague Harbor, Lake Montauk and all other creeks, bays, harbors, coves and tributaries within the Town of East Hampton.

 

Town of Shelter Island:All of Shelter Island Sound, Coecles Harbor, Dering Harbor, West Neck Harbor, Northwest Harbor and all other creeks, bays, harbors, coves and tributaries within the Town of Shelter Island.

 

Town of Southold:All of Great Peconic Bay, Little Peconic Bay, Southold Bay, Cutchogue Harbor, Pipes Cove, Orient Harbor, Hallock (Long Beach) Bay, Shelter Island Sound; Hay Harbor, West Harbor and East Harbor on Fishers Island; and all other creeks, bays, harbors, coves and tributaries within the Town of Southold.

 

A complete list of Long Island closures can be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7765.html