Shellfish Department

  1. Sengekontacket Pond is CLOSED to shellfishing until September 25th

    Sengekontacket Pond is closed to all shellfishing until at least Monday, September 25th. The closure may be extended with further rain fall.
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Areas currently open for shellfishing:

Lagoon Pond


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

Scallop season opening dates for Sengekontacket Pond & Outside Waters:
Recreational permit holders - Saturday, October 7, 2017
Commercial permit holders - Monday, October 16, 2017

Scallop season opening dates for Lagoon Pond:
Recreational permit holders - Saturday, October 28, 2017
Commercial permit holders - Monday, October 30, 2017

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

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