Selective Shellfish Areas to Reopen Sunrise Tomorrow




Barnstable Harbor, Cotuit Bay and West Bay are all cleared to re-open to shellfishing effective sunrise tomorrow 08/12/2023.

These areas will revert to the open/closed maps from before the emergency closure meaning that any areas within these water bodies that were closed prior to the emergency closure, remain closed.

Shellfish open and closed area maps should be updated by tomorrow morning to show the most up to date maps, you can view them HERE and HERE

Be sure to check the maps tomorrow before the afternoon tide to ensure you are headed out to an open area as all of Hyannis and Poponessett Bay remain CLOSED until further notice.

Take Care,

Amy Croteau

Any questions please call the Division of Marine Fisheries at 978-282-0308.