How do I found out if I can harvest shellfish?
Clams, oysters, mussels and scallops may be taken only from areas designated by the NYSDEC as certified (or open) for the harvest of clams, oysters, mussels and scallops. For a listing of certified and uncertified areas, please contact the NYSDEC Marine Permit Office, 631 444-0470.
Some local towns have additional restrictions on catch limits, size limits, season, type of gear and may require residency and additional permits. Please contact towns for more information.
The details of restrictions on catch limits for shellfish