Shellfish Safety

Emergency Shellfish Condemnations and Shellfish Recalls

  • Click here to view the Emergency Closure in the Lynnhaven River that will go into effect Saturday January 14, 2023.  All other shellfish harvesting waters are currently classified according to routine criteria per Va. Code  §§ 28.2-803 through 28.2-808.
  • There are no Recall Notices issued at this time.

The Division of Shellfish Safety works to protect shellfish consumers through water quality monitoring, growing area assessment, education and regulatory programs. Learn more about shellfish safety resources below.


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