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Duxbury clamming?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Just got My Shellfish permit, 1st time for Duxbury.

Can't find anywhere the open days for Sea Clams and Quahogs or posession limits for seaworms.

Can anyone help? Thanks..
post #2 of 10
I don't know anything about sea worms or sea clams - wish I did. For hard shell the days are printed on the back of license (at least last year's) and also for soft shells. Here is a link to rules -

http://www.duxburyharbormaster.org/recsf.htm

If you are willing to share a secret or two on the sea clams and/or sea worms let me know.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
I'm going to have to find the Shellfish Warden. Nothing on the back of the lic. Nothing in the rules and I have every rule I could find printed out. Steamer rules are clear along with days and months they can be harvested. Quohog and Sea Clam limits are clear, although not the days You can dig for them. Seaworms, who knows? Just know I can harvest them.

PPG I'll pm You when I get a couple of hotspots and figure the regs out..
post #4 of 10
the town hall should have a regs sheet, according to that link you can hardshell any day I'd say as they don't specify
post #5 of 10
My opinion is, that in the absence of any town regulation on open seasons, you default to the state regs. On sea clams, that's 5" minimum shell width, no closed season/days.

By the way--the Duxbury quahog size limit regs are at variance with the state regs (2" shell width vs. state reg of 1" shell thickness).
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Ditch Jigger View Post



By the way--the Duxbury quahog size limit regs are at variance with the state regs (2" shell width vs. state reg of 1" shell thickness).



that's the way it used to be, statewide. never should have changed it...
post #7 of 10
I hope they sold you the 2011 licence season which starts April 1st.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Ditch Jigger View Post
My opinion is, that in the absence of any town regulation on open seasons, you default to the state regs. On sea clams, that's 5" minimum shell width, no closed season/days.

By the way--the Duxbury quahog size limit regs are at variance with the state regs (2" shell width vs. state reg of 1" shell thickness).


should not the state regs overide the town regs.........
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Boulder D, yes they did. I showed up a few couple of weeks ago and was told to come back next monday when they go on sale.

Thanks for the help. Going down for steamers tomorrow. I'm sure I'll see someone w/a badge and answer My list of questions.

Thanks all!
post #10 of 10
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should not the state regs overide the town regs.........



rob, i believe the towns have the authority to implement more conservative regulations then the state, but can't put in anything which would allow smaller sizes or bigger bag limits.
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