Shellfish Grounds: Winyah Bay to Bulls Bay

2014 - 2015 Recreational Harvesting

Recreational Harvesting Grounds - Bulls Bay to Winyah Bay

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Winyah Bay to Bulls Bay area map - PDF

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. The SCDHEC management areas are outlined in blue. Additional information on SCDHEC shellfish ground classifications may be found at

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

2014-15 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.

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Winyah Bay to Bulls Bay

Public Shellfish Grounds

PSG Geographic Description Status Date
Closed *
Map **
R-292 Long Creek   1-October 15-May Adobe PDF

State Shellfish Grounds

SSG Geographic Description Status Date
Closed *
Map **
S-286 Bulls Bay   1-October
15-May Adobe PDF
S-294 McClellanville   1-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-295 Jeremy Creek - ICWW   1-October 15-May Adobe PDF
S-328 Alligator Creek
Partially Closed – SCDHEC 1-October 15-May
Adobe PDF
S-340 Santee Point   1-October
Adobe PDF

Provided by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Office of Fisheries Management, Shellfish Management Program.

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