Shell Fish Information. Open / Closed Status

The Coles and Lees River are CLOSED. The COLES RIVER NORTH of the Rte 103 bridge to the Rte 195 Bridge CLOSED. The deep water DMZ/BAY area is CLOSED.
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UPDATED 10/12/18  1500 p.m.

The Swansea Shellfish Beds in the COLES Rivers and LEE'S RIVER CLOSED . THE DMZ / BAY IS CLOSED. THE COLES RIVER FROM 103 BRIDGE TO THE 195 BRIDGE CLOSED. 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 explaining 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.




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