Shellfish Grounds: Little River to Winyah Bay
2021 - 2022 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
Shellfish Ground Maps will be available here. 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 the recreational harvest season.
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Little River to Winyah Bay
Public Shellfish Grounds
|R-355||Lachicotte Oyster Creek||Partially Closed – SCDHEC||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
State Shellfish Grounds
|S-342||Jones Creek||Partially Closed - SCDHEC||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|S-354||Brookgreen||Partially Closed – SCDHEC||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|S-357||Drunken Jack Island||Partially Closed - SCDHEC||1-October||15-May||Adobe PDF|
|S-358||Murrells Inlet||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.