Daily Open/Closed Status of Shellfish Harvest Areas for the Atlantic Coast:

From Fort Pierce Inlet in St. Lucie County to the Tolomato River in St. Johns County

 

 

This table of open/closed status was published at 10:00 AM EST December 14th, 2017 and will remain in effect until there is a change in status. Closures become effective at sunset and re-openings become effective at sunrise

 

Commercial shellfish harvesters must abide by all monthly harvest time/temperature regulations pursuant to Rule 5L-1.

 

Daily status is also available from the Atlantic Coast field office located in Melbourne by calling 321-984-4890     

                                                                                                            

For FWC Commercial Regulations please visit http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/commercial/oyster

For FWC Recreational Regulations please visit http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/shellfish/

 

Harvest of any shellfish species is prohibited year-round in waters not meeting approved or conditionally approved classification, including any unclassified waters. For classification maps please visit http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Business-Services/Aquaculture/Shellfish-Harvesting-Area-Classification/Shellfish-Harvesting-Area-Maps and click on area number of interest.

 

The harvest of wild oysters is prohibited per FWC July 1st through September 30th except in Wakulla, Dixie and Levy counties harvest areas where the harvest of wild oysters is closed June 1st through August 30th. Open/Close status during these months are for aquaculture leases and wild clam harvest only.

 

Indian River/St. Lucie SHA# 70

Status

Date

Reason/Notes

7001 Indian River/St. Lucie

Approved

OPEN

 

 

7006 Indian River/St. Lucie

Restricted

CLOSED

Year Round

 

North Indian River SHA# 72

Status

Date

Reason/Notes

7202 North Indian River

Conditionally Approved

OPEN

 

 

11/18/2017

 

 

 

7206 North Indian River

Conditionally Restricted

CLOSED

 

Year Round

 

Body F SHA# 74

Status

Date

Reason/Notes

7412 Body F

Conditionally Approved

OPEN

11/10/2017

 

7416 Body F

Conditionally Restricted

CLOSED

 

Year Round

 

Body E SHA# 75

Status

Date

Reason/Notes

7506 Body E

Conditionally Restricted

CLOSED

 

Year Round

 

Body D SHA# 76

Status

Date

Reason/Notes

7602 Body D

Conditionally Approved

CLOSED

Year Round

ADMINISTRATIVE

7606 Body D

Conditionally Restricted

CLOSED

Year Round

 

Body C SHA# 77

Status

Date

Reason/Notes

7712 Body C Zone 1 Spring/Summer/Fall

(March-Nov)

Conditionally Approved

 

CLOSED

 

Year Round

 

ADMINISTRATIVE

7716 Body C

Winter

(December-February)

Conditionally Restricted

 

CLOSED

 

Year Round

 

7722 Body C Zone 2 Spring/Summer/Fall

(March-Nov)

Conditionally Approved

 

CLOSED

 

Year Round

 

ADMINISTRATIVE

7726 Body C

Spring/Summer/Fall

(March-Nov)

Conditionally Restricted

 

CLOSED

 

Year Round

 

7732 Body C

Winter

(December-February)

Conditionally Approved

 

CLOSED

 

Year Round

 

ADMINISTRATIVE

Body B SHA# 78

Status

Date

Reason/Notes

7812 Body B Zone 1

Conditionally Approved

OPEN

12/14/2017

 

7822 Body B Zone 2

Conditionally Approved

OPEN

11/3/2017

 

South Banana River SHA# 79

Status

Date

Reason/Notes

7902 South Banana River

Conditionally Approved

CLOSED

Year Round

ADMINISTRATIVE

7906 South Banana River

Conditionally Restricted

CLOSED

Year Round

 

Body A SHA# 80

Status

Date

Reason/Notes

8001 Body A

                      Approved

OPEN

 

 

8005 Body A

Restricted

CLOSED

 

 

South Volusia SHA# 82

Status

Date

Reason/Notes

8201 South Volusia

Approved

OPEN

 

 

8206 South Volusia

Conditionally Restricted

CLOSED

Year Round

 

8212 South Volusia Zone 1

Conditionally Approved

OPEN

10/29/2017

 

8222 South Volusia Zone 2

Conditionally Approved

OPEN

 

 

South St. Johns SHA# 88

Status

Date

Reason/Notes

8802 South St. Johns

Conditionally Approved

OPEN

12/7/2017

 

8806 South St. Johns

Conditionally Restricted

CLOSED

Year Round

 

North St. Johns SHA# 92

Status

Date

Reason/Notes

9202 North St. Johns

Conditionally Approved

OPEN

12/9/2017

 

9206 North St. Johns

Conditionally Restricted

CLOSED

Year Round

 

Industry Notes: Weekly FC test schedule:                                                             

**Weather Permitting**

Red Tide Cell Counts                                                                               

Next red tide water samples tentatively scheduled:                                                 

Red tide meat samples tentatively scheduled: 

 

                                                     

For my information on Red Tide in Florida please visit:

 

http://myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/

http://www.freshfromflorida.com/content/download/5657/97320/FDACS-P-00080.pdf