Marine - Shellfish

2021-2022 Shellfish harvest season will close May 31, 2022 for recreational and commercial wild harvest seasons for all molluscan shellfish. Commercial mariculture can harvest in summer under permits with strict requirements.

Shellfish Grounds may be closed to harvest after storm events or marine spill. Please check with SCDHEC for the latest information on closure status. You can also call the SCDHEC shellfish hotline at 1-800-285-1618 or visit their news releases webpage.

Harvesting Shellfish

Mariculture

Other Shellfish Information