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Posted on: May 20, 2021

2021 Notice: Commercial/Recreational Shellfish Harvesters Regarding the North Sea Harbor Management

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2021 Notice to Commercial and Recreational Shellfish Harvesters Regarding the North Sea Harbor Management Zone

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees finds that the subject project is a Type II Action pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 617 and no further environmental review is required under the State Environmental Quality Review Act; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Southampton hereby authorizes the North Sea Harbor Management Zone to be open for the taking of hard clams by Commercial and Recreational Shellfish Harvesters during the following periods. All dates are inclusive:

  • June 29, 2021 - July 6, 2021
  • August 31, 2021 - September 7, 2021
  • December 21, 2021 - December 30, 2021

and; be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the area will be open every Tuesday beginning June 1, 2021 through September 7, 2021; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Harvesting Limits are as follows:

  • Two (2) bushels of Little Neck Clams a day (All such clams to measure at least one inch (1”) in thickness)
  • There will be no restrictions on the larger Cherrystone and Chowder Clams; 
  • The Recreational Allowable Harvest is a 100 clams per day; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Southampton Town Bay Constables have been directed to strictly enforce such limits. Davis Creek, which is a seasonally certified creek off of North Sea Harbor, does not follow the same limitations and other commercial harvesting restrictions as the North Sea Harbor Management Zone. Davis Creek is seasonally certified for the harvesting of shellfish from December 1st to April 30th. 


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