Shellfish Harvesting


Commercial and Non-Commercial Shellfish Permits are available to Town residents only. In order to protect our Town's natural resources, Non-Commercial Shellfish harvesters are permitted a combined limit of 100 per day, per permit, and Commercial Shellfish harvesters are limited to (6) bushels a day from certified waters in the Town of Hempstead.

Further Information

Non-Commercial Shellfish Permit- To apply online, please visit the Town's new Online Portal, create an account, and follow the instructions . To apply in person, please visit our Administration Building.

Commercial Shellfish Permit- Please visit our Administration Building or call the Department of Conservation and Waterways at (516) 431-9200 or the Bay Constables at (516) 897-4100.