Shell Fish Information. Open / Closed Status

The Swansea Shellfish Beds in the Coles River and Lees River along with the DMZ / BAY will remain closed till 05/018. . COLES RIVER FROM RTE 103 BRIDGE TO THE RTE 195 BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED FOR AT LEAST 3 MONTHS TO ALL SHELLFISHING IN WATER AND DRY DIGGING ON THE SHORELINE DUE TO THE 2018 CONTAMINATED SHELLFISH RELAY. 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 04/24/18 @ 2100 HRS.

The Swansea Shellfish Beds in the COLES Rivers are CLOSED. . LEE'S RIVER is CLOSED. THE DMZ / BAY IS ALSO CLOSED AND MAY RE-OPEN 05/01/2018 . THE COLES RIVER FROM 103 BRIDGE TO THE 195 BRIDGE WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO ALL SHELLFISHING (BOTH IN THE WATER AND DRYDIGGING ALONG THE SHORELINE) DUE TO 2018 CONTAMINATED SHELLFISH RELAY. 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.

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