Shellfish Grounds: South Edisto - Savannah River

2017 - 2018 Recreational Harvesting

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Map Application 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 permitholder.

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 DHEC site. The SCDHEC management areas are outlined in blue. Additional information on SCDHEC shellfish ground classifications may be found at http://www.scdhec.gov/shellfish/.

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.

Savannah River to South Edisto

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South Edisto - Savannah River area map - PDF

Specific Shellfish Ground Maps

2017-18 Shellfish Ground Maps will be available here before October 1. 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 2017-18 season.

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South Edisto to Savannah River

Public Shellfish Grounds

SSG Geographic Description Status Date
Open
Date
Closed *
Map **
R-008 Bull Creek / May River   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
R-036 Last End Point / Pinckney Island   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
R-037 Last End Point / Pinckney Island   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
R-061 Chechessee Point   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
R-089 Station Creek   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
R-132 Ashe Island   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF


State Shellfish Grounds


SSG Geographic Description Status Date
Open
Date
Closed *
Map **
S-003 Turtle Island   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-005 Haig Point   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-007 Bull Creek   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-029 Jarvis Creek Partially Closed – SCDHEC 15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-032 Buckingham Landing   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-033 Mackay Creek   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-038 Skull Creek Partially Closed – SCDHEC 15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-048 Hilton Head   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-058 Chechessee Creek   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-064 Parris Island Tues & Thurs Only 15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-065 Morgan Island   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-068 Broad River Partially Closed – SCDHEC 15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-090 Bermuda Bluff   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-094 Morse Island   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-100 Trenchards Inlet   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-101 Story River   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-104 Harbor River West   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-105 Harbor River East Partially Closed - SCDHEC 15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-106 Old House Creek Partially Closed – SCDHEC 15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-108 Johnson Creek   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-117 Distant Island Creek   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-124 Morgan River Partially Closed – SCDHEC 15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-127 Coffin Point Partially Closed – SCDHEC 15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-134 Hutchinson Island   15-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-140 Pine Island   15-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.

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