Before harvesting shellfish you should read all the local Town's Shellfish Regulations. Towns generally require permits to harvest shellfish. Your local Shellfish Constable can give you further information. 


News and Updates
Shellfishing Resources Notices
  • Oysters will open in the Town of Barnstable for both the southside (Bay Street, Osterville and Cotuit Town Dock) and the northside (Scudder Lane, Barnstable) on Saturday, November 3rd. Please remember the limit is 1/2 peck per week. Enjoy. Questions: 508-790-6272
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How We Grow Our Shellfish - Shellfish Propagation

Volunteer Opportunities

Click here to see pictures from some of our volunteer events and past projects. For more information or if you would like to be on the list serve, please send an email to Liz Lewis at

Centerville River Relay

On a year to year basis, Natural Resources determines if work will be contracted out to harvest bushels from the Centerville River to relay to another site where they will depurate. This site will remain closed until DMF approval.

The dates for 2015 are still being determined. Please check back at a later date.






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Centerville, MA. 02632

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