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Home > Programs > Bureau of Environmental Protection > Office of Water Resources > Shellfishing > Closures

icon for closures In accordance with the provisions of Title 20, Chapter 8.1 Of the General Laws of 1956, entitled "shellfish grounds", notice is hereby given that certain water areas in Rhode Island overlying shellfish grounds have been found to be in an unsatisfactory sanitary condition for the taking of shellfish for human consumption and are declared to be polluted areas. Persons taking shellfish from said waters will be prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of the aforementioned chapter.

The links at right give specific information describing the location and type of closure.

Information regarding current status of areas subject to conditional closures (including those related to wet weather and/or bypasses at sewage treatment plants) and closures related to emergencies is available 24-hours a day by calling 401-222-2900.
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Marine Fisheries –
RI DEM Fish & Wildlife

DOH Shellfish Inspection Program

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Shellfish Grounds, Closures and Approved Areas

2013 Shellfish Program Classification Report

For General Information 222-6800 • After Hours Emergencies 222-3070 • Disclaimer
rev. 6/20/14