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

Updated December 19, 2014. For more information and updates, call the Clam Flat Hotline at 1-800-43-CLAMS. Harvesters are advised to check the telephone hotline or visit the online NH Coastal Atlas for unscheduled updates. Please note that this web page is not updated on weekends or holidays. The next scheduled update for this web page will be December 26, 2014.

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Hampton Harbor

Little Harbor

Great Bay

Little Bay

Bellamy
River

Atlantic Coast (nearshore)

Atlantic Coast (offshore)

Upper

Lower

Softshell Clam

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

American Oyster

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

Blue    Mussel

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

Razor          Clam  

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

Surf Clam, Quahog

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

Weekly Closure Comments

None. Little Harbor is closed for harvest of all species. Closed due to heavy rain on December 9, 2014 and high bacteria levels on December 15, 2014. Closed due to heavy rain on December 9, 2014 and high bacteria levels on December 15, 2014. Closed due to heavy rain on December 9, 2014 and high bacteria levels on December 15, 2014. 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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