After three rounds of water quality sampling conducted by the Division of Marine Fisheries, Barnstable Harbor remains CLOSED TO SHELLFISHING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. All other areas previously in open status prior to the September 2, 2021 closure are now once again open to shellfishing.
Popponessett Bay, Cotuit Bay, West Bay and Barnstable Harbor remain closed until further notice.
The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries has closed the state of Massachusetts to the harvest of shellfish until further notice due to excessive rainfall amounts across the state. As soon as shellfishing is re-opened, you will be notified.
If you have any questions please call Natural Resources: 508-790-6272
UPDATE: Shellfishing Reopens at Sunrise Monday August 23, 2021
The division of marine fisheries has instituted a statewide shellfishing closure effective at sunrise Sunday August 22, 2021 until further notice. They will revisit the closure following the hurricane.