Shellfishing Closure Lifted at Sunrise Tomorrow

Effective sunrise Sunday September 17, 2023 the precautionary closure put in place by Division of Marine Fisheries will be lifted. 

However, please note that September 15th commenced a large closure of conditionally approved areas in Barnstable Harbor so be sure to check the maps online or at the landing before hitting the flats to make sure you are in an open area prior to shellfishing!! 


Effective at sunset today, Friday September 15, 2023 the entire state of Massachusetts is CLOSED TO ALL SHELLFISHING until further notice per the Division of Marine Fisheries. This precautionary closure was put in place in the best interest of public health as the coastal impacts and rainfall coming from Hurricane Lee are still unknown and could be widespread. Following the weather event, assessments to our coastal communities will be made as soon as is possible, and I will send notification via email when The Town of Barnstable can re-open to shellfishing. 

If you have any questions regarding this closure, please let me know. 

Stay Safe!

Amy Croteau

Senior Natural Resource Officer / Shellfish Constable
Town of Barnstable

Helpful Emergency Phone Numbers

☎️When in doubt, call 9-1-1
👮‍♀️Barnstable Police Non Emergency Line, 508-775-0812
🌀Town of Barnstable Storm Line, 508-862-4636
💁Town of Barnstable Citizen Resource Line, 508-862-4925
🔌Eversource to report a power outage, 800-592-2000
◼️National Grid gas emergencies, 800-233-5325, report an outage, 800-465-1212
🌲 Town of Barnstable Highway Department to report downed trees, 508-790-6330

Attention Transfer Station Users

WEATHER ADVISORY: Barnstable Transfer Station
Inclement weather conditions have the potential to impact our service to you. The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works is closely tracking Hurricane Lee 🌀 and potential impacts to our community.
Please be advised that should we experience above average sustained winds, the Town of Barnstable Transfer Station will be required to close. We will continue to monitor the storm and keep residents informed of any anticipated service interruptions. Questions? Please contact the Transfer Station and Recycling Division at 508-420-2258.

Transfer Station & Recycling Division Information HERE