Maine Bacterial Closures: Shellfish Pollution Area Inventory with Legal Notices and Maps

Contact Information

  • During normal business hours: Kohl Kanwit, Phone: 207-633-9535
  • During nights/weekends/holidays: The State Police barracks will put you in touch with Marine Patrol:
    • From New Hampshire border to Brunswick, barracks 1-800-228-0857
    • From Cushing/Boothbay to Lincolnville/Belfast area, barracks 1-800-452-4664
    • From Belfast to Canadian border, barracks 1-800-432-7381

See the bottom of this page for warnings and disclaimer.

Statewide Closures
Name Description Date
Conditional Area Closures Area 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 21-C, 21-D, 21-E, 26, 27 and 55 12/6/2018
Emergency Flood Closures

There are no closures at this time

12/3/2018
Aquaculture Closures

Area #1010-G; Area #1010-T, Area #1010-P

10/29/2018
Pollution Abatement Closures Area 19-A, Area 26 (B.1, B.3, B.5 and B.6); Area 24-A (B.1 and B.2); Area 42-B (B.1); Area 58 (B.4) Area 27-B (B.6); Area 28-A
07/30/2018

Growing Area Bacterial Closure Notices with Maps (PDF files)

Warnings

  • PSP (Red Tide) closures are not included in the inventory above!!
  • Some Pollution Areas contain conditional area classifications. These areas open and close depending on various conditions which effect pollution levels, such as waste water treatment plants, sewage treatment plants, marinas, rainfall or season. 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.
  • This website was last updated on December 7, 2018.

Disclaimer

The Department of Marine Resources makes every effort to ensure that published information is accurate and current. Neither the State of Maine, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the State of Maine warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published on this website, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of the information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at their own risk. Information on this site should not be relied upon for legal purposes.

Contact Kathleen Brosnan for a certified copy.

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