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General Shellfish Ordinance Information

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Towns with municipal shellfish ordinances

Select the following link for a PDF document listing Maine towns that have current municipal shellfish ordinances. ***Coming soon!***

Please visit our Shellfish Ordinance List page for town shellfish ordinances in PDF format. ***Coming soon!***

Town Shellfish License Allocations

Details regarding the categories, costs and numbers of each town's shellfish licenses can be found in PDF form at this link: ***Coming soon!***

Town contact information

Please contact your Area Biologist for town office phone numbers.

Application and Annual Review forms

Applications for shellfish program permits and wardens, as well as the annual review forms needed by towns with ordinances, can be found on the Municipal Shellfish Management Forms page.

Intertidal Management Plans

DMR Regulations Chapter 7, Section 7.70 states: A municipality with an approved municipal shellfish conservation program may specify intertidal areas to be limited for mussel harvesting by drag, in accordance with M.R.S.A. §6671.

The following towns have intertidal management plans on file with the Department: