General Shellfishing Rules

  • Shellfishing is permitted to those who have current licenses.
  • Shellfishing is permitted in areas currently designated as open.
  • Shellfishing is permitted year round between sunrise and sunset.
  • All rivers and streams are closed to shellfishing.
  • Shellfish may be collected by hand or with a rake.
  • Dredges are prohibited..
  • Shovels are not permitted for the collection of steamer clams.
  • Respect others' rights to quiet enjoyment when shellfishing early in the day.