Shell Fish Information. Open / Closed Status

The Swansea Shellfish Beds in the Coles & Lees Rivers are CLOSED. The Bay area south of Bay Point Road is CLOSED (These areas may reopen on Friday 06/30/17 at 8:00 a.m. weather permitting). Long Point Recreational Area will remain in CLOSED Status through September 2017. Shellfishing permits are available at Town Hall. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL THE SHELLFISH WARDEN AT 508-509-0787 or the Swansea Police business Line at 508-674-8464. READ THE REGULATIONS !!!
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Updated 06/24/17  @ 1230 hrs.

The Swansea Shellfish Beds in the COLES & LEES Rivers are CLOSED. The Bay / DMZ deep water area south of Bay Point Road is CLOSED (These areas may reopen Friday 06/30/17 at 8:00 a.m. weather permitting. Long Point Recreational Area will remain in CLOSED status through September 2017.  Shellfishing Permits are now available at Town Hall. Any questions call 508-509-0787 or the Police business line at 508-674-8464

                       CONTAMINATED RELAY AREA INFO.

As of Thursday JUNE 8th, 2017, the shoreline and waters on and around LONG POINT will be CLOSED to ALL SHELLFISHING for the contaminated shellfish relay program. This area will remain OFF-LIMITS to all until late September. The area will be posted and red buoys will be placed in the water marking off the restricted area.   

COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN MUST ABIDE BY THE PRE-DETERMINED MANAGEMENT DAYS OF OPENING. See New Rules & Regulations Booklet with areas above.  RECREATIONAL SHELLFISHERS CAN SHELLFISH THESE AREAS ANY DAY THE GREEN FLAGS ARE FLYING FOR THE RIVERS. Please request a "Relay Management Card" from the warden explaing the open / closed days and sections for commercial shellfishing.

Please READ and UNDERSTAND the RULES & REGULATIONS. KNOW THE MAPS and where you can or cannot shellfish. Call 508-509-0787 with any questions. If no answer, please call Swansea PD business line at 508-674-8464 and ask for shellfish officer on duty.

 

 

          Bay/DMZ                           

Coles & 

Lees  River  Rt. 103 South 

Coles River

Rt. 103 North

Lees River  

Rt 103 North

 

Call Swansea Shellfish Warden / Harbormaster @  508-509-0787  for any questions

 

2017 Shell Fish Informational Links:

From the Warden

Rules & Regulations

Commercial and Junior Commercial Updates

Area Water Maps

 

 

ALL Permit Applications are available through Swansea Town Hall