Shellfish Grounds: South Edisto to Charleston
2020 - 2021 Recreational Harvesting
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.
Specific Shellfish Ground Maps
2020 – 2021 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 2020 – 2021 season.
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Charleston to South Edisto
Public Shellfish Grounds
|R-175||Leadenwah Creek||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|R-186||Kiawah River||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|R-193||Green Creek||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|R-201||Folly River||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
State Shellfish Grounds
|S-161||Steamboat Creek||Partially Closed - SCDHEC||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|S-168||Toogoodoo Creek||Partially Closed - SCDHEC||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|S-172||New Cut||Partially Closed - SCDHEC||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|S-182||Leadenwah Creek||Partially Closed - SCDHEC||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|S-187||Bohicket Creek||Partially Closed - SCDHEC||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|S-189||Snake Island||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|S-194 E||East Kiawah River||Partially Closed - SCDHEC||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|S-194 W||West Kiawah River||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|S-196||Cole Creek||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|S-201||Folly River||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|S-203||Clark Sound||Partially Closed - SCDHEC||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|S-205||Clark Sound||Partially Closed - SCDHEC||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|S-206 E||East Folly||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|S-206 W||West Folly||Partially Closed - SCDHEC||1-October||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.