After 40 Years, Shellfishing Returns to Plymouth Harbor

Popular CT Shellfish Beds Still Closed
Photo illustration, New England Boating.

Massachusetts’ Plymouth Harbor is set to open to shellfishing for the first time in more than 40 years, according to an article on

Clamming could begin by October 1, 2014, with spring and fall seasons. The town sewer system, the improvements to Town Brook and the Eel River, and the use of pump-out systems that prevent boat owners from discharging waste into the water, are being cited as the reason that the quality of water in Plymouth Harbor is good enough for safe shellfishing for the first time since the 1970s.

Read about Plymouth Harbor opening to shellfishing for the first time in 40 years.