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Shellfish Department

Shellfish Department

  • Location: 135 Meetinghouse Way, Edgartown, MA 02539
  • Phone: 508-627-7570
  • Fax: 508-627-6123
  • Protection and Propagation of Edgartown's Shellfish Resources. Shellfish constables also serve as herring wardens.

    Shellfish Licenses:

    Shellfish Licenses are available in the Board of Selectmen’s Office during regular business hours. During the summer months they are sold at the front desk of Town Hall from 10-1 and 2-4 M-F.

    Annual Shellfish licenses run from April 1st to March 31st.


Residents must be on the tax rolls or the annual census list. A resident license is $50 for those residents under 60 years of age. They are free to those residents 60 or over.

Non-resident annual licenses are available for $250.

A weekly license is also available for $50. This entitles the purchaser and their family to go out once in a week window and get a limit of shellfish. This license does not apply to scallops.

An annual license is required to fish for scallops during the season.