Shellfish Map - updated May 1st 2018

Wareham Department of Natural Resources 

Ok, you got your shellfish permit, now you ask where can I get some steamers, or quahogs? The map above provides guidance on the allowable areas for recreational and commercial harvesting of shellfish in the Town of Wareham. Please look at this map prior to going out digging, as the area may change without notice.  Please scroll to the bottom for advisories, closures and or notices relating to shellfishing. 

RED: CLOSED

GREEN: MANAGEMENT AREA (RESTRICTIONS APPLY, SEE PAPER MAP FOR CORRESPONDING NUMBERED AREAS)

BLUE: RAINFALL MANAGEMENT AREA, closes at certain amount of rainfall (CALL 508-291-3100 ext 3184 for status) 

If the area you wish to harvest is NOT colored in, it is open to shellfishing unless otherwise noted below OR is physically posted closed at the location 

If the area you wish to harvest IS colored, please confer with the map key. 

If you have any questions regarding the map, allowable areas or general concerns please call our office at 508-291-3100 ext 3180

ALL PERSONS MUST HAVE A SHELLFISH PERMIT ISSUED FROM THE TOWN OF WAREHAM IN ORDER TO HARVEST SHELLFISH! 

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Shellfish Advisory/Notices/Closures

RECREATIONAL OYSTERING IS CLOSED AS OF MAY 1 

WEWEANTIC RIVER IS CLOSED AS OF MAY 1

 PARKWOOD AND HAMILTON BEACHES, WIDOWS COVE, AREAS OF PINEHURST BEACH THAT ARE NOT IN THE RAINFALL MANAGEMENT AREA AND CROOKED RIVER CLOSED AS OF MAY 1

MUDDY COVE, BROAD COVE, EAST RIVER (N.WATER ST & S. WATER ST) CLOSED AS OF MAY 1 

ONSET BEACH FROM STONEBRIDGE TO THE ROCK AT SHELLPOINT IS CLOSED AS OF MAY 1 

POINT INDEPENDENCE BEACH FROM S. WATER STREET POINT TO THE END OF PROSPECT ST/BAY ST IS CLOSED AS OF MAY 1 
 

PLEASE LOOK AT THE MAP PRIOR TO SHELLFISHING

There are no other current advisories, notices or additional closures at this time.