Shellfish & Biological Services

The Shellfish Division is responsible for the propagation and management of shellfisheries and herring runs in the Town of Falmouth. They operate the Falmouth Inner Harbor propagation center as well as remote growing upwellers in Green Pond and West Falmouth Harbor.
  1. Bournes Pond Family Area opens April 11, 2020

    The Bourne’s Pond Family Area will be open to the taking of shellfish to only recreational shellfish permit holders on Saturdays and Sundays only, starting on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Read on...
  2. West Falmouth Family Area closed until October 3, 2020

    Please note that the West Falmouth Family Area is closed to shellfishing until October 3, 2020. Read on...
  3. Shellfish Permit Mail-In Instructions

    Instructions on how to mail-in payment for 2020 shellfishing permits. Read on...
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