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Harvest area status

The information below was last updated on 08/12/2021 - 4:48pm

Before harvesting shellfish for human consumption, farmers should confirm the status of the relevant harvest area. NSW Shellfish Program harvest areas can be viewed in the Fisheries NSW Spatial Data Portal

The harvest area status list may not always reflect the most recent closures or opening restrictions. It is not intended to be legally binding. Events leading to harvest area closures have an unpredictable nature and may occur at any time. System outages may also delay updates to the harvest area status list.

Subject to the above qualifications, the Food Authority regularly updates the current status of harvest areas. The date and time of the most recent update appears above.

Port Stephens SP
Port Stephens - Zone 3

Little Swan Bay

Reference
17949

Conditionally Restricted
Open
Reasons/Conditions
Zone is open for harvest and depuration as prescribed in the harvest area management plan. (08/12/2021 12:45pm)
Port Stephens SP
Port Stephens - Zone 3

Carrington Bay

Reference
17904

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (27/11/2021 8:00am)
Port Stephens SP
Port Stephens - Zone 3

Swan Bay

Reference
13403

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. (18/03/2021 9:00am)
Previous reasons/conditions
Closed due to seasonal closure. (04/10/2016 12:00pm)
Closed due to a closed inactive status being implemented. (19/01/2018 9:00am)
Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. (26/10/2020 5:00pm)