Shellfish Department

Oyster season is October 1st through April 30th in Sengekontacket Pond

Areas currently OPEN for shellfishing:
Lagoon Pond
Sections 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 in Sengekontacket Pond

Oak Bluffs Harbor will open on the following dates:
Recreational permit holders - Saturday, December 16, 2017
Commercial permit holders - Monday, December 18, 2017

Areas currently CLOSED for shellfishing:
Sections 1, 4 & 5 in Sengekontacket Pond

If the red flag is flying at either of the bridges to Sengekontacket Pond, it means the pond is closed for shellfishing.

Residential recreational permits available only in the Selectmen office at the Oak Bluffs Town Hall

Non-residential one-week, two-week & one-month recreational shellfish permits are available from May to September 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