Shellfish Division

Red Tide Closure Lifted for Chatham Harbor

Effective sunrise Friday May 19, 2023, the waters of Chatham Harbor (SC52N and SC52S) Only will be open to the harvest of shellfish for all species with the exception of carnivorous snails. 

The following areas remain closed under an emergency Red Tide Closure for the harvest of all species of shellfish:

Pleasant Bay

Crow's Pond

Ryder's Cove

Bassing Harbor

Muddy Creek

2023 Seasonal Closures

Buck's Creek as of May 15, 2023

Oyster Season Closed as of April 30, 2023

Bay Scallop Season Open as of November 1, 2022

Seasonal Areas Open as of December 1, 2022

  • Champlain Creek
    Mill Creek*
    Muddy Creek
    Oyster Pond
    Taylor's Pond*                                 

*Reminder: Combined commercial limit for Mill Creek, Taylor's Pond and Buck's Creek is two (2) level bushels of quahogs.