Marine Resources Department


2023 Safety Training Flyer, please click here

Outer Harbor Shellfishing Closure

The Outer Harbor, areas B15.4 & B15.43 will remain temporarily closed per the Division of Marine Fisheries.  For more information or any inquiries regarding the closure please call Greg Sawyer at DMF, (508)990-2860.  


Please note, you MUST have a 2023 Shellfish Permit beginning on January 3rd, issued by the Town of Fairhaven, to take part in shellfishing! Resident Non-Commercial & Non Resident Non-Commercial Shellfishing Permits are now available online by clicking this Unibank link.  You can also purchase at the Fairhaven Town Hall in the Selectmen's Office.  

If you need assistance with Unibank Link please email -

Thank you and stay safe!

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Timothy Cox Harbormaster / Shellfish Warden Cell: (508) 962-1416
Todd Cox Shellfish Warden / Deputy
Steve Riley Shellfish Warden / Deputy
Steven Botelho Shellfish Warden / Deputy
Thomas Lafreniere Shellfish Warden / Deputy
Corey Pietraszek Shellfish Warden / Deputy
Brandon Estrella Shellfish Warden / Deputy
Sharon Mills Administrative assistant
Thomas Lafreniere