The Frenchman Bay Regional Shellfish Conservation (FBRSC) is an organization formed to manage the shellfish resources of Frenchman Bay, to educate harvesters and consumers, and create a viable industry.
These towns will act collaboratively as stewards to preserve, protect, manage and enhance the shellfish resources and ecological well being of the Greater Frenchman Bay Region and to insure a sustainable harvest of shellfish and opportunity for those who make their living on the tide.
- Closure Notices
Public Notification of Shellfish Area Closures
Effective July 18th, 2008, and in accordance with Public Law 2008 Chapter 692, the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) will no longer be posting advertisements in newspapers notifying the public of shellfish harvesting area openings or closings. This will apply to all notices related to any changes of area classifications that may result from bacteriological pollution and/or Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (Red Tide).
This information will continue to be available from the following sources:
DMR’s Shellfish Sanitation Hotline: 1-800-232-4733
Frenchman’s Bay Regional (State Approved) Conservation Closures, Descriptions and Maps
State DMR’s Bacteriological Closures
Ellsworth Representative – Cathy Pickard
Shellfish Warden Contact
Click here for link to Tide Charts
February 2017 Final Ordinance Amendments
For more information about the history and special projects that the Frenchman Bay Regional Shellfish Committee works on, please visit their website.
Note: The committee website is for special project information only. Please use the Ellsworth City website for the most up-to-date ordinance, license, and mapping information.”