Conditional Shellfish Harvesting Area Status

Listing of Conditional Shellfish Waters:

Unless otherwise classified as condemned by separate order.

Effective July 17, 2017, the following Conditional Area is CLOSED to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels and is currently set to reopen on July 26, 2017.

Lynnhaven River Section C1

Effective July 17, 2017, the following Conditional Area is CLOSED to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels and is currently set to reopen on July 26, 2017.

Nansemond River Section C1

 

Effective annually from April 1 through August 31, the following Seasonally Condemned Conditional Areas are CLOSED to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels.

Gardner Creek Sections S1 and S14
Aberdeen and Carter Creeks Sections S17 and S18
Morris Bay Section S19
Upper York River Section S20
Davis Creek Section S21 and S22
North River and Back Creek (Gloucester Co.) Sections S23 and S24
Ware River and Wilson Creek Sections S25 and S26

 

Effective annually from April 1 through October 31, the following Seasonally Condemned Conditional Areas are CLOSED to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels.

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 and S13
Queen Creek (York Co.) Section S15
Timberneck Creek Section S16
Pocomoke Sound Section S27
Muddy, Guilford and Young Creeks Sections S28, S29 and S30
Messongo Creek Section S31

 

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.