Conditional Shellfish Harvesting Area Status

Listing of Conditional Shellfish Waters:

Unless otherwise classified as condemned by separate order.

Effective for Wednesday, November 20, 2019, Conditional Area C1 in Lynnhaven River is OPEN to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels.
Lynnhaven River: Section C1

Effective for Monday, November 18, 2019, Conditional Area C2 in Nansemond River is CLOSED to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels until Friday, November 22, 2019.  The Nansemond River Conditional Area C2 is currently scheduled to reopen on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
Nansemond River: Section C2

Effective for Wednesday, November 20, 2019, Conditional Area C3 in Linkhorn Bay is OPEN to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels.
Linkhorn Bay: Section C3

 

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
Antipoison Creek: Section S116 and S117

Middle Peninsula:

Upper York River: Section S20
Ware River: Section S26
Meachim Creek: Section S35
Severn River, Northwest Branch: Sections S155, S156 and S157
Severn River, Southwest Branch: Sections S153 and S154

Lower Peninsula:

None.

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, S6, and S135
Little Wicomico River: Sections S11 and S86
White Point Creek, West and Northwest Yeocomico Rivers: Sections S38, S39, S95, S96 and S167
Mill Creek (Northumberland Co.), Dungan and Drum Coves: Sections S40, S41, and S97
Lower Corrotoman River: Sections S52, S53, S100, and S101
Middle Corrotoman River: Sections S55, S56, S58, S102, and S103
Eastern Branch Corrotoman River; Sections S59, S60, S61, and S106
Western Branch Corrotoman River: Sections S62, S63, S64, and S105
Kingscote Creek, Wrights Cove and Glebe Creek: Sections S77, S78, S79, S133, and S134
Beach Creek: Section S107
Greenvale Creek: Section S108
Indian Creek: Sections S110, S111, and S136
Dymer Creek: Sections S112, S113, and S114
Tabbs Creek: Section S115
Lancaster and Morattico Creeks: Sections S118, and S119
Mulberry and Deep Creeks: Sections S120 and S121
Nomini Creek: Sections S124 and S125
Mill and Harveys Creeks: Sections S148, S149, and S150
Ball and Cloverdale Creeks: Sections S151 and S152

Middle Peninsula:

Timberneck Creek: Section S16
Cedarbush, Carter (Gloucester Co.) and Aberdeen Creeks: Sections S15, S17, and S18
Morris Bay, Adams and Bland Creeks and Purtan Bay: Sections S19, S89, S90 and S164
Jones Creek: Section S93
Mill Creek (Middlesex Co.): Section S34
Hunting and Sturgeon Creeks: Sections S36 and S37
Upper East River: Sections, S43 and S45
Put In Creek: Section, S45
Lower East River: Section  S46
Upper Piankatank River and Ferry Creek: Sections S65, and S66
Healy Creek: Section S67
Cobbs and Wilton Creeks: Sections S70, S71, S72, and S109
Horn Harbor and Doctors Creek: Sections S73, S74, and S75
Dyer Creek: Sections S76 and S123
Winter Harbor: Section S122
Barn Creek: Section S126
Lanes and Queens Creeks: Sections S127 and S132
Stutts, Billups, Stoakes Creek and Hole in the Wall: Sections S128, S129, S130, and S131
Lower North River and Blackwater and Davis Creeks: Sections S22 and S159-S161
Upper North River and Belleville and Back Creeks (Gloucester Co.): Sections S23-S24 and S162

Lower Peninsula:

Skimino Creek: Section S91
Taskinas Creek: Section S163
Bay Tree, Cabin and Chisman Creeks: Sections S137, S138, S139, S140, and S141
Poquoson River, Patricks and Lambs Creeks and Hodges Cove: Sections S142, S143, S144, and S145
Bennett and Lyons Creeks: Sections S146 and S147

South of James River / Southern Hampton Roads:

Chuckatuck Creek: Section S47
Kings and Ballard Creeks: Section S94
Pagan River: Section S158

Eastern Shore:

Mattawoman Creek: Section S48

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