Conditional Shellfish Harvesting Area Status

Listing of Conditional Shellfish Waters:

Unless otherwise classified as condemned by separate order.

Effective Wednesday May 27, 2020:

Lynnhaven River: Section C1
– Conditional Area C1 in the Lynnhaven River is OPEN to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels.

Nansemond River: Section C2
– Conditional Area C2 in the Nansemond River is CLOSED to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels from Tuesday May 19, 2020 through Thursday May 28, 2020 and is currently scheduled to reopen on Friday May 29th, 2020.

Linkhorn Bay: Section C3
– Conditional Area C3 in Linkhorn Bay is OPEN to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels.

Pungoteague Creek: Section C4
– Conditional Area C4 in Pungoteague Creek is OPEN to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels.

Nandua Creek and tributaries: Sections C5, C6, and C7
– Conditional Areas C5, C6, and C7 in Nandua Creek and select tributaries are OPEN to the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels.

 

Waters Classified Seasonally – Open from September 1 through March 31
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: Sections S116 and S117
Cod Creek: Sections S175 and S176
Hull Creek: Section S177

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.

 

Waters Classified Seasonally – Open from November 1 through March 31
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, S135 and S172
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, S134 and S173
Beach Creek: Section S107
Greenvale Creek: Section S108
Indian Creek: Sections S110, S111, S136 and S168
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 S150 and S174
Ball and Cloverdale Creeks: Sections S151 and S152
Upper Great Wicomico River and tributaries: Sections S80, S81, S178 through S183
Lower Great Wicomico River and tributaries: Sections S84 and S85

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: Section S65
Healy Creek: Section S67
Cobbs and Wilton Creeks: Sections S70, S71, S72, and S109
Horn Harbor and Doctors Creek: Sections S73 and S75
Dyer Creek: Sections S76, S123 and S170
Winter Harbor: Section S122
Barn Creek: Section S126
Queens and Lanes Creeks: Sections S127, S132 and S169
Stutts and Billups Creeks and tributaries: Sections S128, S129, and S130
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
Chisman and Boathouse Creeks: Sections S140, and S141
Poquoson River and Hodges Cove: Sections S142 and S144
Bennett Creek: Sections 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.