Conditional Shellfish Harvesting Area Status

Listing of Conditional Shellfish Waters:

Unless otherwise classified as condemned by separate order.

Effective Sunday, February 25, 2018, the following  Areas are OPEN  to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels.

Nansemond River, Section C2

Lynnhaven River, Section C1

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:

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

Lower Peninsula:

None.

South of James River / Southern Hampton Roads:

None.

Eastern Shore:

Kings Creek (Northampton Co.), Section S32
Old Plantation Creek, Section S33

 

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, and S13
White Point Creek and West Yeocomico River, Sections S38 and S39
Mill Creek (Northumberland Co.) and Dungan Cove, Sections S40 and S41
Carter Creek tributaries (Lancaster Co.); Sections S49, S50, and S51
Lower Corrotoman River; Sections S52, S53 and S54
Middle Corrotoman River; Sections S55, S56, S57 and S58
Eastern Branch Corrotoman River; Sections S59, S60 and S61
Western Branch Corrotoman River; Sections S62, S63 and S64
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

Middle Peninsula:

 Timberneck Creek, Section S16
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

Lower Peninsula:

Queen Creek (York Co.), Section S15

South of James River / Southern Hampton Roads:

 Chuckatuck Creek, Section S47

Eastern Shore:

Pocomoke Sound, Section S27
Muddy, Guilford and Young Creeks; Sections S28, S29, and S30
Messongo Creek, Section S31
Mattawoman Creek, Section S48

 

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.