Conditional Shellfish Harvesting Area Status

Listing of Conditional Shellfish Waters:

Unless otherwise classified as condemned by separate order.

Effective Sunday, November 18, 2018, the Lynnhaven River Conditional Area C1 is OPEN to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels.

 Lynnhaven River, Section C1

Effective Friday November 16 through Sunday November 25, 2018, the Nansemond River Conditional Area C2 is CLOSED to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels.  Conditional Area C2 is currently set to reopen on Monday November 26, 2018.

Nansemond River, Section C2

 

 

Effective annually from September 1 – March 31, the following Seasonally Condemned Conditional Areas are OPEN to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels.

Northern Neck:

Gardner Creek, Sections S1 and S14

Middle Peninsula:

Morris Bay, Adams and Bland Creeks, Sections S19, S89, and S90
Upper York River, Section S20
Davis Creek, Sections S21 and S22
Back Creek (Gloucester Co.), Section S23
Ware River, Section S26

Lower Peninsula:

Skimino Creek, Section S91
Ware Creek (New Kent Co.), Section S92

South of James River / Southern Hampton Roads:

None.

Eastern Shore:

None.

 

Effective annually from November 1 – March 31, the following Seasonally Condemned Conditional Areas are OPEN  to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels.

Northern Neck:

Jackson and Bonum Creeks, Sections S2 and S3
Lower Machodoc Creek, Section S4
Coan River, Sections S5 and S6
Upper Machodoc Creek, Section S7
Rosier Creek, Section S8
Monroe Bay and Mattox Creek, Sections S9 and S10
Little Wicomico River; Sections S11, S12, S13, S86, S87, and S88
White Point Creek, West and Northwest Yeocomico Rivers, Sections S38, S39, S95, and S96
Mill Creek (Northumberland Co.), Dungan and Drum Coves, Sections S40, S41, and S97
Lower Corrotoman River; Sections S52, S53, S54, S100, and S101
Middle Corrotoman River; Sections S55, S56, S58, S102, S103, and S104
Eastern Branch Corrotoman River; Sections S59, S60, S61, and S106
Western Branch Corrotoman River; Sections S62, S63, S64, and S105
Upper Piankatank River and Ferry Creek; Sections S65 and S66
Healy, Cores and Moore Creeks; Sections S67, S68, and S69
Cobbs and Wilton Creeks; Sections S70, S71, and S72
Kingscote Creek, Wrights Cove and Glebe Creek; Sections S77, S78, and S79
Upper Great Wicomico River; Sections S80, S81, and S82
Lower Great Wicomico River; Sections S83, S84, and S85
Beach Creek; Section S107
Greenvale Creek; Section S108

Middle Peninsula:

Timberneck Creek, Section S16
Cedarbush, Carter (Gloucester Co.) and Aberdeen Creeks, Sections S15, S17, and S18
Jones Creek, Section S93
Mill Creek (Middlesex Co.), Section S34
Meachim Creek, Section S35
Hunting and Sturgeon Creeks, Sections S36 and S37
Upper East River Sections, S42 and S43
Put In Creek, Sections, S44 and S45
Lower East River, Section  S46
Horn Harbor and Doctors Creek, Sections S73, S74 and S75
Dyer Creek, Section S76

Lower Peninsula:

Back River, Sections S98 and S99.

South of James River / Southern Hampton Roads:

Chuckatuck Creek, Section S47
Kings and Ballard Creeks, Section S94

Eastern Shore:

None.

 

For more information see the Division of Shellfish Sanitation’s web page at www.vdh.virginia.gov/shellfish, or contact the Division at 804-864-7480 during normal business hours.