Shellfish Grounds: Bulls Bay to Charleston

2014 - 2015 Recreational Harvesting

Recreational Harvesting - Bulls Bay to Charleston

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Bulls Bay to Charleston area map - PDF

Information on this page applies to recreational harvest only. Commercial harvesters must obtain appropriate permits and maps from the Marine Permit office at 217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston. Call (843) 953-9311 for more information on commercial harvesting.

Recreational harvesting is allowed on state and public shellfish grounds. State grounds are labeled "S###" and public shellfish grounds are labeled "R###". Recreational harvesting is not allowed on Culture Permits or Mariculture Permits unless the harvester has written permission from the permitholder.

Shading denotes SCDHEC harvest classifications based on water quality. It is not safe to consume shellfish from areas shaded red or orange. All shellfish grounds are subject to closure after heavy rainfall or pollution spills. SCDHEC announces such closures in your local newspaper and on the shellfish hotline 1-800-285-1618. The SCDHEC management areas are outlined in blue. Additional information on SCDHEC shellfish ground classifications may be found at http://www.scdhec.gov/shellfish/.

Use the table below to select detailed maps of individual shellfish grounds. If you have any questions about shellfish maps you may call SCDNR at (843) 953-9841 or (843) 953-9391. To request paper copies please call (843)953-9854.

Specific Shellfish Ground Maps

2014-15 Shellfish Ground Maps will be available here before October 1. Please make sure you are using a current season map – the season dates are at the top of every map.

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Bulls Bay to Charleston

Public Shellfish Grounds


SSG Geographic Description Status Date
Open
Date
Closed *
Map **
R-234 Gray Bay   1-October 15-May
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R-252 Hamlin Creek   1-October 15-May
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R-274 Hickory Bay   1-October
15-May
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R-292 Long Creek   1-October
15-May
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State Shellfish Grounds


SSG Geographic Description Status Date
Open
Date
Closed *
Map **
S-238 Wando River
Partially Closed – SCDHEC 1-October 15-May
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S-241 Pine Island / Cedar Creek   1-October
15-May Adobe PDF
S-242 Seven Reaches
  1-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-248 Upper Wando River
Partially Closed – SCDHEC 1-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-251 Swinton Creek   1-October
15-May
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S-254 Eagle Island   1-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-255 Lower Hamlin   1-October
15-May
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S-258 Dewees Island   1-October
15-May
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S-260 Bullyard Sound   1-October
15-May
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S-262 Capers Creek   1-October
15-May
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S-272 Sewee Bay   1-October
15-May
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S-275 Moores Landing   1-October
15-May
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S-276 South Bulls Bay   1-October
15-May
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S-279 North Bulls Bay   1-October
15-May
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S-280 Sewee Camp Landing   1-October
15-May
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S-283 Mark Bay   1-October
15-May
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S-286 Bulls Bay   1-October
15-May
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Provided by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Office of Fisheries Management, Shellfish Management Program.

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