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Additional Shellfishing Areas Reopen After Sandy

Shellfishing is now permitted in Southampton, East Hampton and Shelter Island.

The Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the reopening of additional shellfishing sites, which were closed after Hurricane Sandy to protect the public health.

The announcement comes after the DEC opened some East End sites last Wednesday.

Related: DEC Reopens Closed Shellfishing Areas

According to the DEC, the lastest round of reopenings was approved after water samples collected on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10 showed that water quality was again suitable for shellfishing. 

The following is a list of reopened shellfishing sites:

Town of Southampton (north shore):  All the normally certified shellfish lands in Noyac Bay and that portion of Shelter Island Sound lying southeasterly of a line from Paradise Point on Great Hog Neck (Town of Southold) to Crab Creek Point (Town of Shelter Island).

Town of East Hampton:  All the normally certified shellfish lands in Northwest Harbor and Napeague Bay.

Town of Shelter Island:  All the normally certified shellfish lands in Coecles Harbor, West Neck Harbor, West Neck Creek, West Neck Bay, Menantic Creek and that portion of Shelter Island Sound lying southeasterly of a line from Paradise Point on Great Hog Neck (Town of Southold) to Crab Creek Point (Town of Shelter Island), adjacent to the Town of Shelter Island.

The DEC said it will continue to collect water samples for bacteriological testing over the next few days and additional areas will be re-opened based on the results.

Teresa L November 17, 2012 at 11:59 AM
How do you find out which areas are "Normally" shellfishing areas that are certified?
indy November 17, 2012 at 12:09 PM
NYSDEC website.
indy November 17, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Specifically: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/345.html

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