Shellfish Department

  1. Lagoon Pond is CLOSED to all shellfishing

    Due to the intensity of the rain received on Friday & Saturday, the Division of Marine Fisheries has CLOSED Lagoon Pond to all shellfishing until Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017.
  2. Sengekontacket Pond is CLOSED to all shellfishing

    Due to the heavy rain received, Sengekontacket Pond is CLOSED to all shellfishing until at least Thursday, August 24th, 2017.
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If the red flag is flying at either of the bridges to Sengekontacket Pond, it means the pond is closed for shellfishing.

Non-residential one-week, two-week & one-month recreational shellfish permits are available at the following locations:
Oak Bluffs Town Hall, 56 School Street
Dick's Bait & Tackle, 108 New York Avenue
Keep It Reel, 1 East Chop Drive

Residential recreational permits are available only at the Selectman's office at Oak Bluffs Town Hall