Per clarification on March 26th, from the Div. of Marine Fisheries, not all waters in Mattapoisett are now deemed "CLOSED" to shellfishing until further notice. ..

Only Brandt Island Cove westerly toward Fairhaven and New Bedford waters remain closed to shellfishing . That to remain closed for at least 21 days.

The Division of Marine Fisheries has now closed only the waters around Mattapoisett's Brandt Island Cove westerly to the taking of shellfish by digging.   Stay tuned for further updates from DMF. The link below will show the maps from DMF deemed unsafe for digging. Heavy rains continue to be a contributing factor in the closings.