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

Updated September 26, 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 October 3, 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

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
Closed
Open*
Open*

Blue    Mussel

Closed
Closed
Open
Open
Open
Closed
Open
Open

Razor          Clam  

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

Surf Clam, Quahog

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

Weekly Closure Comments

Hampton Harbor is closed for the season.  Weather permitting, the area will reopen for harvest in November. Little Harbor is 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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