Shellfishing Regulations

Barnstable Harbor is home to a bountiful shell fishery.  The whole family can enjoy a July afternoon of clamming bare-footed on a muddy flat, or a cold December wind as one harvests oysters for the holidays.

The Town of Barnstable requires a Recreational Shellfish License for the taking of clams, quahogs, mussels, oysters, etc..  Visit the town’s Natural Resource Division website for more details on licensing and “Areas Open to Shellfishing”.

 Town of Barnstable Natural Resources:  Shellfishing

Town of Barnstable Shellfishing