Shellfish Map - Updated 07/06/2020

Wareham Department of Natural Resources 

Shellfish Division 

This shellfish map is current as of July 6th 2020

ALL WATERS IN ONSET BAY ARE CLOSED TO SHELLFISHING DUE TO SEWER LEAK 

RED: CLOSED AREA, SHELLFISHING PROHIBITED 

GREEN: MANAGEMENT AREA, SHELLFISHING RESTRICTED (See separate file for MANAGEMENT AREAS) 

BLUE: RAINFALL MANAGEMENT AREA, SHELLFISHING CONDITIONALLY APPROVED BASED ON RAINFALL (CALL 508-291-3100 ext 3184 for status) 

If the area you wish to shellfish is GRAY it is OPEN TO SHELLFISHING.

SOFT SHELL CLAMMING IS RESTRICTED TO YELLOW AREAS ON THE MAP ONLY 

RECREATIONAL HARVESTING OF OYSTERS IS ALLOWED ONLY ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 30th till APRIL 31st

COMMERCIAL HARVESTING OF OYSTERS IS PROHIBITED IN THE TOWN OF WAREHAM 

FOR MANAGEMENT AREA REGULATIONS, SEE FILE TO THE LEFT THAT SAYS "SHELLFISH -MANAGEMENT AREAS"

FOR RAINFALL MANAGEMENT AREAS, SEE FILE TO THE LEFT THAT SAYS "SHELLFISH - RAINFALL AREAS" 

SHELLFISH HARVEST REGULATIONS, SEE FILE TO THE LEFT THAT SAYS ''SHELLFISH REGULATIONS'' 

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL 508-291-3100 ext 3180

 CHECK MAP PRIOR TO GOING OUT SHELLFISHING

HARVESTING OF SHELLFISH IS PROHIBITED ON SUNDAYS 

RECREATIONAL HARVEST OF OYSTER IS CLOSED 

RECREATIONAL SCALLOP HARVESTING IS CLOSED

 

CHECK THE MAP PRIOR TO SHELLFISHING! IF SHELLFISHING IN A BLUE AREA, CHECK THE SIGNS AND ALSO CALL THE PHONE LINE. PHONE LINE IS THE ULTIMATE DETERMINING FACTOR

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Please follow social distancing requests when harvesting shellfish