Clam Flat Status ~ Call 1-800-43-CLAMS

Updated November 21, 2014. For more information and updates, call the Clam Flat Hotline at 1-800-43-CLAMS. Harvesters are advised to check the telephone hotline for unscheduled updates. Please note that this web page is not updated on weekends or holidays. This page will not be updated on Friday, November 28, so please call the Hotline or visit the online NH Coastal Atlas for the latest clam flat status. The next scheduled update for this web page will be December 1, 2014.

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The Coastal Atlas will not replace the “1-800-43-CLAMS” telephone hotline, but the Atlas will have the most up-to-date information.

 

Hampton Harbor

Little Harbor

Great Bay

Little Bay

Bellamy
River

Atlantic Coast (nearshore)

Atlantic Coast (offshore)

Upper

Lower

Softshell Clam

Closed
Closed
Open (Sat. only)
Open (Sat. only)
Open (Sat. only)
Open (Sat. only)
Open (Sat. only)*
Open (Sat. only)*

American Oyster

Closed*
Closed*
Open
Open
Open
Open
Open*
Open*

Blue    Mussel

Closed
Closed
Open
Open
Open
Open
Open
Open

Razor          Clam  

Closed*
Closed*
Open
Open
Open
Open
Open*
Open*

Surf Clam, Quahog

Closed*
Closed*
Open*
Open*
Open*
Open*
Open
Open (bait only)

Weekly Closure Comments

Closed due to rainfall on 11/17/14 and high bacteria levels on 11/18/14. Little Harbor is closed for harvest of all species. None. None. None. None. Recreational harvest of surf clams and quahogs is limited to approved waters within 500 feet of the low tide line.  Harvest of these species in the offshore area (seaward of the 500 line) is restricted to licensed bait harvesters.

* This species is either scarce or not present in the area indicated.

Clamming in NH
Photo courtesy of Chris Nash

CLAM FLAT HOTLINE: The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department maintains a toll-free number (1-800-43-CLAMS) residents may call to learn the status of the clam flats, oyster beds, and other shellfish harvesting areas.

Areas labeled as "open" are subject to temporary closures as a result of weather and other factors. Before you go shellfishing, always call the Clam Flat Hotline at 1-800-43-CLAMS to make sure your area is open.

Other shellfishing information:

 


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