Sag Harbor Shellfish Is Determined Safe, DEC Lifts Ban

The Department of Environmental Conservation has officially announced that the Sag Harbor Cove has shellfish that is safe to eat.

The process took nearly a month of testing.

Effective Friday, May 25, 2012 the department has rescinded the emergency closure of the normally certified shellfish lands in Sag Harbor Cove lying westerly of the Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge (Route 114 bridge). Accordingly, the harvest of shellfish is permitted in all the normally certified areas of Sag Harbor Cove.

Effective Friday, May 18, 2012 the Department has rescinded the emergency closure of the remaining 315 acres of normally certified shellfish lands outside the mouth of Weesuck Creek in Western Shinnecock Bay. Accordingly, the harvest of shellfish is permitted in all the normally certified areas of Shinnecock Bay.

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