Fish Traps & Shellfish Permits

Fish Traps

Trustee Fish Trap Permits are issued on an annual basis.

The application must be submitted with an updated copy of the applicant’s driver’s license and a map indicating location of fish trap.

Fee: $20.00 per fish trap

Shellfish Permits

A permit is required for the taking of any shellfish or shellfish predator for any person twelve (12) years or over who is a resident or taxpayer in the Town of East Hampton.

Violators are subject to fines and imprisonment.

There are two (2) types of annual permits:

  1. A personal (non-commercial) permit, which entitles the holder to take shellfish or shellfish predators for the sole use of the individual permit holder and their family.
  2. A commercial permit, which entitles the holder to take shellfish or shellfish predators for use by others.

No person may hold a commercial and personal permit at any one time.

For a Shellfish Permit contact the Town Clerk’s office at 631-324-4142   Permittee’s will be given a copy of the current East Hampton Town Shellfish Ordinance at that time.

FEES:

  • Commercial Shellfish bags: $1.00 each
  • Non-commercial Shellfish bags: $1.00 each

Shellfish Tags:

  • First 50 tags are free.
  • Next 100 tags are $10.00

    Shellfish Tags and Bags can be obtained at the Trustees office at 267 Bluff Road in Amagansett – 9am to 1 pm 2:30 to 4 pm


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