Shellfish Grounds: South Edisto to Charleston

2019 - 2020 Recreational Harvesting

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Map Application 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 permit holder.

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. Maps of the closed areas are also available at this SCDHEC site. The SCDHEC management areas are outlined in blue. Additional information on SCDHEC shellfish ground classifications may be found at https://www.scdhec.gov/food-safety/shellfish-monitoring-program-overview/shellfish-maps.

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.

Recreational Harvesting - South Edisto to Charleston

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South Edisto to Charleston area map - PDF

Specific Shellfish Ground Maps

2019 – 2020 Shellfish Ground Maps will be available here before September 28. Please make sure you are using a current season map – the season dates are at the top of every map. Grounds which do not appear in the tables below are not available for recreational harvest in the 2019 – 2020 season.

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Charleston to South Edisto

Public Shellfish Grounds


PSG Geographic Description Status Date
Open
Date
Closed *
Map **
R-175 Leadenwah Creek   28-September 15-May Adobe PDF
R-186 Kiawah River   28-September 15-May Adobe PDF
R-193 Green Creek   28-September 15-May Adobe PDF
R-201 Folly River   28-September 15-May Adobe PDF


State Shellfish Grounds


SSG Geographic Description Status Date
Open
Date
Closed *
Map **
S-161 Steamboat Creek Partially Closed - SCDHEC 28-September 15-May Adobe PDF
S-168 Toogoodoo Creek Partially Closed - SCDHEC 28-September 15-May Adobe PDF
S-172 New Cut Partially Closed - SCDHEC 28-September 15-May Adobe PDF
S-182 Leadenwah Creek Partially Closed - SCDHEC 28-September 15-May Adobe PDF
S-187 Bohicket Creek Partially Closed - SCDHEC 28-September 15-May Adobe PDF
S-189 Snake Island   28-September 15-May Adobe PDF
S-194 E East Kiawah River Partially Closed - SCDHEC 28-September 15-May Adobe PDF
S-194 W West Kiawah River   28-September 15-May Adobe PDF
S-196 Cole Creek   28-September 15-May Adobe PDF
S-201 Folly River   28-September 15-May Adobe PDF
S-203 Clark Sound Partially Closed - SCDHEC 28-September 15-May Adobe PDF
S-205 Clark Sound Partially Closed - SCDHEC 28-September 15-May Adobe PDF
S-206 E East Folly   28-September 15-May Adobe PDF
S-206 W West Folly Partially Closed - SCDHEC 28-September 15-May Adobe PDF

* Closure dates for all Shellfish Grounds are subject to change. Check your local newspaper or call SCDNR at 1-843-953-9300.

** Provided by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Office of Fisheries Management, Shellfish Management Program.

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