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N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Marine Fisheries - Shellfish Sanitation and Recreational Water Quality

Marine Fisheries

Shellfish Sanitation and Recreational Water Quality

Shellfish Sanitation
Ensures the safety of consumers of molluscan shellfish by monitoring harvesting waters and ensuring the proper handling of shellfish sold to the public. 

Inspections
Responsible for the permitting and inspection of shellfish processors statewide.

Recreational Water Quality
Tests 240 swimming sites that includes ocean beaches and estuarine swimming areas for water quality and notifies the public when when bacteriological standards for safe bodily contact are exceeded.

Quick Links

About the Section

Educational Materials

Shellfish Harvesting Areas - Maps
(Shellfish closures by county)

Links

N.C. Stormwater

Proclamations:
Polluted Areas and Shellfish Closures

Rules and Regulations

SaveWaterNC.org

Swimming Advisories

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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