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doabbs

Clamming in Southern Maine?

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Live over in South Berwick and was wondering if there is anywhere to go clamming in the area (York, Wells, Kittery, etc). Any information on rules, regs, licensing requirements, etc would be helpful. I know New Hampshire has a centralized licensing system and a hotline for when flats are closed but it doesn't appear that there is much information out there for Maine.

-doabbs

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I'm not a "clammer" but take a look through Maine Dept. Marine Resources.

http://www.maine.gov/dmr/index.htm

Yeah, I've checked that site out several times but have not been able to find anything useful. It appears that the local municipalities are the ones who issue the licenses. I spoke with the town clerk in Wells and found out that licenses go on sale usually in early Decemeber and they have a very limited number available. They typically sell out of them during the first day. Any remaining resident licenses are converted to non-resident licenses in April, and that gives you about 1 month of clamming so not a very good deal.

If anyone has any information about other communities that have clam flats in the area please let me know.

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Looks like I'm answering my own thread here :lol: but basically I did some more research and found that each town sells there own licenses. These licenses go on sale typically in the fall at a date determined by the towns shellfish comittee. The licenses are broken up by resident (of the town NOT FAIR) and non resident (anyone else). So if you don't live in one of these communities you've got to make sure you get the permit on the day they go on sale because they sell out almost instantly. The only exception I have found is Ogunquit which sells 1 day non resident permits for like $30 (not worth it unless your a tourist).

-doabbs

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