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Shell Fish Information Open / Closed Status
signThe Coles River is Closed Lee's River is Closed  DMZ/BAY AREA IS Closed 
Residential shellfish permits are being sold at the Town Clerk's Office again. 

YEARLY BOAT RAMP PASSES MAY NOW BE OBTAINED AT THE POLICE STATION CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS ONLY NO CASH....

Be advised the area near Swansea marina and the area from the Coles River Club south to Rhode Island line will be closed to shellfishing due to new regulation sent down from the state.

BE ADVISED THE FOLLOWING AREA'S ARE CLOSED  LEES RIVER FROM THE 195 OVERPASS NORTH TO THE POWER LINES IS CLOSED DUE TO HIGH BACTERIA COUNTS.
ALSO COLES RIVER FROM THE REYNOLDS PROPERTY LINE NORTH TO THE 195 BRIDGE IS CLOSED AND RECLASSIFIED AS A CLOSED AREA DO RO POOR WATER TEST OVER PAST TWO YEARS 

ALSO BE ADVISED THE NEW DAY PASS METER WILL BE INSTALLED FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT THE BOAT RAMP. ACCEPTS EXACT BILL AND CHANGE ALSO CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS. BE ADVISED THE MACHINE DOES NOT MAKE CHANGE.

 Shellfishing Permits are available at Town Hall. Any questions call 508-509-0787 or the Police business line at 774-930-7957

COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN MUST ABIDE BY THE PRE-DETERMINED MANAGEMENT DAYS OF OPENING. See New Rules & Regulations Booklet with areas above.  RECREATIONAL SHELLFISHER'S CAN SHELLFISH THESE AREAS ANY DAY THE GREEN FLAGS ARE FLYING FOR THE RIVERS. Please request a "Relay Management Card" from the warden explaining the open / closed days and sections for commercial shellfishing.

Please READ and UNDERSTAND the RULES & REGULATIONS. KNOW THE MAPS and where you can or cannot shellfish. Call 508-509-0787 with any questions. If no answer, please call the Warden Off Mello at 774-930-7957 and as a last resort call Swansea PD business line at 508-674-8464 and ask for shellfish officer on duty.
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BAY / DMZ

Closed
COLES RIVER - RTE. 103 NORTH
COLES & LEES RIVER - RTE. 103 SOUTHLEES RIVER - RTE. 103 NORTH  

Call Swansea Shellfish Warden / Harbormaster @  508-509-0787 OR 774-930-7957 for any questions

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ALL Permit Applications are available through Swansea Town Hall