New Hampshire's Oyster Harvest Season Now Open

Sep 18, 2014

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New Hampshire may have a tiny seacoast but that doesn't stop people from hauling out oysters.

The state's Fish and Game department says oyster season is open from September through May. It's only open to Granite Staters and the shellfish can only be taken for personal consumption; no sales are allowed.

Oysters can be taken by hand or by using tongs but rakes are illegal.

Other rules: No shucked oysters are allowed on or when leaving New Hampshire waters; the oyster license number must be marked on the outside of the container; the harvester must carry the license with them and the limit is a half bushel of unshucked oysters per day.

There's more information on the state's Fish and Game website.