- During normal business hours: Shellfish Program Coordinator, Phone: 207-633-9515
- During nights/weekends/holidays: The State Police barracks will put you in touch with Marine Patrol:
- New Hampshire border to Brunswick, barracks 1-800-228-0857
- Cushing/Boothbay to Lincolnville/Belfast area, barracks 1-800-452-4664
- Belfast to the Canadian border, barracks 1-800-432-7381
Biotoxin and Shellfish Sanitation Hotline call 1-800-232-4733 or 207-624-7727.
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Areas EC (CA1), ER (CA1), WG (CA2-CA4), WI (CA1-CA2 and CR1-CR3), WJ (CA1 and CA6), WM (CA1-CA3), WN (CA1-CA2), WS (CA1-CA2), WU (CA1-CA2), WV (CA3) and WZ (CA1) are closed.
Areas WN (CA2), WS (CA1-CA2) and WU (CA1-CA2) will REOPEN EFFECTIVE 00:01 Hours September 27, 2023.
WM (CA3) will REOPEN EFFECTIVE 00:01 Hours September 28, 2023.
WM (CA1-CA2) will REOPEN EFFECTIVE 00:01 Hours September 30, 2023.
Areas EC (CA1), WG(CA2-CA4), WI (CA2 and CR3), WJ (CA1 and CA6), WN (CA1), WV (CA3) and WZ (CA1) will REOPEN EFFECTIVE 00:01 Hours October 2, 2023.
Area ER (CA1) will REOPEN EFFECTIVE 00:01 Hours October 7, 2023.
Areas WI (CA1 and CR1-CR2) will REOPEN EFFECTIVE 00:01 Hours October 9, 2023.
Areas WU (CA1-CA2) will close EFFECTIVE 00:01 Hours, October 1, 2023 and REOPEN EFFECTIVE 00:01 Hours, October 6, 2023 and will close EFFECTIVE 00:01 Hours, October 28, 2023 and REOPEN EFFECTIVE 00:01 Hours, November 4, 2023 due to astronomical high tides greater than 11 feet.
There are no closures at this time.
|Aquaculture Closures||Closures of specific aquaculture sites related to relay activity||9/15/2023|
|Pollution Abatement||Area EF (R.3) and WU (CR.1)||
|Sea Scallops||Area # 1000||9/25/2023|
|Carnivorous Snails||Area # 1001||
|Mahogany/Ocean Quahogs||ME/NH Border to Schoodic Point (Winter Harbor) 164-A||
|Mahogany/Ocean Quahogs||Calf Point (Roque Bluffs) and Great Head (Cutler)164-B||
|Conservation Closures||Town Conservation Closure page||
|Growing Area Description||
Bacterial Notice Map
Biotoxin Notice Map
|WA-Piscataqua River (South Berwick) to Sisters Point (Kittery)||WA||WA Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WB-Sisters Point (Kittery) to East Point (York)||WB||WB Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WC-East Point (York) to Bald Head Cliff (York)||WC||WC Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WD-Bald Head Cliff (York) to Cape Arundel (Kennebunkport)||WD||WD Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WE-Cape Arundel (Kennebunkport) to Little River (Kennebunkport)||WE||WE Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WF-Little River (Biddeford) to East Point (Biddeford)||WF||WF Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WG-East Point (Biddeford) to Prouts Neck (Scarborough)||WG||WG Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WH-Prouts Neck (Scarborough) to McKenney Point (Cape Elizabeth)||WH||WH Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WI-McKenney Point (Cape Elizabeth) to Stockbridge Point (Freeport)||WI||WI Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WJ-Stockbridge Point (Freeport) to Potts Point (Harpswell)||WJ||WJ Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WK-Potts Point (Harpswell) to East Cundy Point (Cundys Harbor)||WK||WK Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WL-East Cundy Point (Cundys Harbor) to Small Point (Phippsburg)||WL||WL Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WM-Small Point (Phippsburg) to Indian Point (Georgetown)||WM||WM Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WN-Indian Point (Georgetown) to Cape Newagen (Southport)||WN||WN Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WP-Cape Newagen (Southport) to Ocean Point (Boothbay)||WP||WP Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WQ-Ocean Point (Boothbay) to Shipley Point (South Bristol)||WQ||WQ Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WR-Shipley Point (South Bristol) to Pemaquid Point (Bristol)||WR||WR Map||100-A||100-A Map|
|WS-Pemaquid Point (Bristol) to Martin Point (Friendship)||WS||WS Map||100-B||100-B Map|
|WT-Martin Point (Friendship) to Pleasant Point (Cushing)||WT||WT Map||100-B||100-B Map|
|WU-Pleasant Point (Cushing) to Marshall Point (Port Clyde)||WU||WU Map||100-B||100-B Map|
|WV-Marshall Point (Port Clyde) to Owls Head Light (Owls Head)||WV||WV Map||100-B||100-B Map|
|WW-Owls Head Light (Owls Head) to Cape Jellison (Stockton Springs)||WW||WW Map||100-B||100-B Map|
|WX-Defence Point (Stockton Springs) to Dice Head (Castine)||WX||WX Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|WY-Islesboro||WY||WY Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|WZ-North Haven, Vinalhaven, and Matinicus||WZ||WZ Map||100-B||100-B Map|
|EA- Dice Head, Castine to Cape Rosier, Brooksville||EA||EA Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|EB- Cape Rosier, Brooksville to Naskeag Point, Brooklin||EB||EB Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|EC- Little Deer Isle, the Island of Deer Isle including Stonington||EC||EC Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|ED- Isle Au Haut||ED||ED Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|EE- Swans Island and Frenchboro||EE||EE Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|EF- Western Blue Hill Bay, Naskeag Point to Newbury Neck||EF||EF Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|EG- Eastern Blue Bay, Newbury Neck to Wonderland Southwest Harbor||EG||EG Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|EH- Seawall to Otter Cove and Cranberry Islands||EH||EH Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|EI- Great Head, Bar Harbor to Schoodic Point, Winter Harbor||EI||EI Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|EJ- Schoodic Point, Winter Harbor to Dyer Point, Steuben||EJ||EJ Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|EK- Dyer Bay, Dyer Harbor and Pinkham Bay||EK||EK Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|EL- Petit Manan Point to Ripley Neck||EL||EL Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|EM- Pleasant River, Addison, Cape Spilt, Columbia Falls and Harrington||EM||EM Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|EN- Cape Split, South Addison to Henry Point, including Jonesport and Beals||EN||EN Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|EP- Henry Point, Jonesport to Sea Wall Point, Roque Bluffs||EP||EP Map||64-A||64-A Map|
|EQ- Seawall Point, Roque Bluffs to Point of Maine, Machiasport||EQ||EQ Map||64-A||64- A Map|
|ER- Point of Maine, Machiasport to Cape Wash Cutler||ER||ER Map||64-B||64-B Map|
|ES- Cape Wash, Culter to Mowry Point, Lubec||ES||ES Map||64-B||64-B Map|
|ET- Lubec through Perry. Cobscook Bay||ET||ET Map||64-B||64-B Map|
|EU- St. Croix River; Eastport to Calais||EU||EU Map||64-B||64-B Map|
- Some Growing Areas contain conditional area classifications. These areas open and close depending on various conditions that affect pollution levels, such as wastewater treatment plants, sewage treatment plants, marinas, rainfall, or seasons. You may also check the hotline at 1-800-232-4733 to see whether or not the area is open or closed. Be advised that the best information comes from your local Marine Patrol Officer, local shellfish warden, or your local Marine Patrol office.
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