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Block Island offers many locations for shellfishing adventure

Mosquito Beach Shellfishing & Clamming

west of Corn Neck Road Town of New Shoreham (Block Island), RI Phone:

On the southeast shore of the Great Salt Pond, this fishing location is west of Corn Neck Road. It has a salt marsh and beach. Shellfishing is a traditional use of this site by local people. There is room for parking about 10 cars at the boardwalk.

A shellfishing license from the Town of New Shoreham is required for anyone age 14 and older to take any shellfish from the Great Salt Pond. Licenses are issued for New Shoreham taxpayers and for summer visitors. Any person may obtain a seasonal license valid from May 16 through October 15. This license is offered on a weekly, monthly and seasonal basis. Shellfish taken under this license cannot be offered for sale or trade. Any person 65 years of age or older may obtain a golden shellfish license for $1. Email: harbors@new-shoreham.com

Dunns Bridge

on Beach Avenue near Corn Neck Road New Shoreham (Block Island), RI Phone:

The bridge over the Harbor Pond Channel, this site has traditionally provided public access for fishing, scenic enjoyment, and shellfishing. No parking is available.

Ocean Avenue Bridge

Trims Pond New Shoreham (Block Island), RI, 02807 Phone:

This site is used often by the public for shellfishing, fishing, kayak launching and walking. A town shellfishing permit is required (see above). Area closed to shellfishing from May to October.