Oystering Season Opens Today

Recreational Oystering Season Begins


Water quality test taken by the MA Division of Marine Fisheries on Tuesday, November 5th show North Bay is suitable for shellfishing. Bay street will be open to shellfishing at sunrise on Saturday, November 9th. Any questions please call Natural Resources, 508-790-6272.

Oysters will open in the Town of Barnstable for both the southside (Cotuit Town Dock and Handy Point) and the northside (Scudder Lane, Barnstable). Please remember the limit is 1/2 peck per week. For more information, visit Natural Resources HERE or call 508-790-6272.

Saturday November 2, 2019

LEGAL SIZE OYSTER: Minimum legal harvest size is three (3) inches longest length.
RECREATIONAL HARVEST LIMIT: Not more than 1/2 peck (5 quarts dry measure) per calendar week
SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT: The Natural Resources Office reserves the right to prohibit the harvest of shellfish at any time in any area of the Town for management purposes.

View Notice HERE

Shellfish Area Maps HERE

Shellfishing Regulations HERE