Shell Fish Information. Open / Closed Status

The Coles River, Lee's River are CLOSED AND MAY RE-OPEN 4/09/20 DMZ/BAY AREA IS CLOSED. THIS SEASON THE COLES RIVER NORTHEAST CORNER WILL REMAIN CLOSED DUE TO HIGH BACTERIA COUNTS.
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For all that may still need a residential shellfish permit they will be sold on saturday 3/28/20. From 9am till 12pm. Checks only no cash or cards. Off Mello the shellfish warden will be out in front of station.  Download an application here and bring your ID and a check

SHELLFISH PERMIT CLICK HERE

 

ALSO BE ADVISED THE NEW DAY PASS METER HAS BEEN INSTALLED AT THE BOAT RAMP. ACCEPTS EXACT BILL AND CHANGE ALSO CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS. BE ADVISED THE MACHINE DOES NOT MAKE CHANGE.

 

The Swansea Shellfish Beds in the COLES RIVER, LEES RIVER ARE CLOSED AND MAY RE-OPEN 04/09/20   THE DMZ CLOSED. Shellfishing Permits are available at Town Hall. Any questions call 508-509-0787 or the Police business line at 508-674-8464. 

BE ADVISED THAT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE COLES RIVER WILL REMAIN CLOSED THIS YEAR DUE TO HIGH BACTERIA COUNT PLEASE STAY CLEAR

                       CONTAMINATED RELAY AREA INFO.

THE AREA ON PEARSE RD FROM THE DUCK POND TO THE RHODE ISLAND LINE WILL BE CLOSED FOR TRANSPLANTING THIS SEASON

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.

 

 

 

CLOSED

BAY / DMZ

 

CLOSED

COLES RIVER - RTE. 103 NORTH

COLES & LEES RIVER - RTE. 103 SOUTH

LEES RIVER - RTE. 103 NORTH  

 

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

 

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