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

Updated April 18, 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; please call the Hotline for the latest clam flat status. The next scheduled update for this web page will be April 25, 2014.


Hampton Harbor

Little Harbor

Great Bay

Little Bay

Bellamy River

Atlantic Coast (nearshore)

Atlantic Coast (offshore)



Softshell Clam

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

American Oyster

Open* Closed* Open Open Open Open

Blue    Mussel

Open (Sat. only) Closed Open Open Open Open

Razor          Clam  

Open* Closed* Open Open Open Open

Surf Clam, Quahog

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

Weekly Closure Comments

None. Little Harbor is now closed for the season.  Weather permitting, the area will reopen for harvest in late October or early November. 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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