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Harvest area status

The information below was last updated on 08/12/2021 - 6:03pm

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.

Brisbane Water SP
Brisbane Water

Bensville

Reference
17937

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to Local Program failed to comply with their routine sampling regime. (06/12/2021 5:00pm)
Brisbane Water SP
Brisbane Water

Murphys Bay

Reference
17936

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to Local Program failed to comply with their routine sampling regime. (06/12/2021 5:00pm)
Hastings River SP
Hastings River

Big Bay

Reference
17934

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to salinity falling below the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (06/12/2021 6:00am)
Hastings River SP
Hastings River

Lower Limeburners Creek

Reference
17935

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to salinity falling below the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (06/12/2021 6:00am)
Shoalhaven - Crookhaven Rivers SP
Crookhaven River

Curleys Bay

Reference
17824

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (12/11/2021 9:30am)
Georges River SP
Georges River

Woolooware Bay (Dep only)

Reference
17911

Water Drawing Zone
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (26/11/2021 9:00am)
Port Stephens SP
Port Stephens - Zone 4

Oyster Cove

Reference
17913

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to salinity falling below the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (29/11/2021 8:30am)
Port Stephens SP
Port Stephens - Zone 5

Lemon Tree Passage

Reference
17912

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (28/11/2021 3:15pm)
Port Stephens SP
Port Stephens - Zone 5

Tilligerry Creek

Reference
17908

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (27/11/2021 8:30am)
Port Stephens SP
Port Stephens - Zone 1

Pindimar Bay

Reference
17907

Conditionally Restricted
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 1

Tea Gardens

Reference
17906

Conditionally Restricted
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

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)
Tuross River SP
Tuross River

Kyla

Reference
17900

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to salinity falling below the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (26/11/2021 11:00am)
Richmond River SP
Richmond River

Hunt Depuration Zone

Reference
17893

Water Drawing Zone
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (25/11/2021 9:00am)
Bellinger and Kalang Rivers SP
Bellinger River

Bellinger River

Reference
17885

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to runoff from rainfall in upper catchment. (23/11/2021 9:00am)
Hawkesbury River SP
Hawkesbury River

Mullet Creek

Reference
17882

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to salinity falling below the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (22/11/2021 10:00am)
Patonga Creek SP
Patonga Creek

Patonga Creek

Reference
17881

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (22/11/2021 9:30am)
Nambucca River SP
Nambucca River

Middle Nambucca

Reference
17879

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (22/11/2021 9:00am)
Nambucca River SP
Nambucca River

Upper Nambucca

Reference
17878

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (22/11/2021 9:00am)
Bellinger and Kalang Rivers SP
Kalang River

Kalang River

Reference
17877

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (22/11/2021 8:30am)
Macleay River SP
Macleay River

Clybucca Creek

Reference
17876

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (22/11/2021 8:00am)
Macleay River SP
Macleay River

New Entrance

Reference
17875

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (22/11/2021 8:00am)
Manning River SP
Manning River

Mangrove Island

Reference
17868

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (22/11/2021 8:00am)
Manning River SP
Manning River

Mitchells Island

Reference
17869

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (22/11/2021 8:00am)
Manning River SP
Manning River

Pelican Point

Reference
17867

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (22/11/2021 8:00am)
Manning River SP
Manning River

Scotts Creek

Reference
17870

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (22/11/2021 8:00am)
Hastings River SP
Hastings River

Upper Limeburners Creek

Reference
17865

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (22/11/2021 7:00am)
Clyde River SP
Clyde River

Rocky Point

Reference
17837

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to salinity falling below the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (14/11/2021 10:00am)
Clyde River SP
Clyde River

Waterfall

Reference
17836

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to salinity falling below the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (14/11/2021 10:00am)
Hawkesbury River SP
Hawkesbury River

Coba Bay

Reference
17835

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to salinity falling below the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (14/11/2021 9:00am)
Hawkesbury River SP
Hawkesbury River

Kimmerikong

Reference
17834

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to salinity falling below the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (14/11/2021 9:00am)
Hawkesbury River SP
Hawkesbury River

Marramarra

Reference
17833

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to salinity falling below the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (14/11/2021 9:00am)
Richmond River SP
Richmond River

Richmond River

Reference
17825

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to microbiological results of water testing exceeding the maximum acceptable limit of this program. (12/11/2021 9:00am)
Shoalhaven - Crookhaven Rivers SP
Crookhaven River

Crookhaven River

Reference
17822

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (12/11/2021 9:30am)
Shoalhaven - Crookhaven Rivers SP
Shoalhaven River

Berrys Bay

Reference
17823

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (12/11/2021 9:30am)
Wonboyn Lake SP
Wonboyn Lake

Wonboyn Lake A

Reference
17798

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (05/11/2021 9:00am)
Hawkesbury River SP
Hawkesbury River

Porto Bay

Reference
17795

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to algal bloom which may result in growing area contamination. (04/11/2021 3:30pm)
Georges River SP
Georges River

Quibray Bay

Reference
17792

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to algal bloom which may result in growing area contamination. (04/11/2021 10:00am)
Bermagui River SP
Bermagui River

Bermagui River

Reference
17742

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (20/10/2021 9:00am)
Brisbane Water SP
Brisbane Water

Hardys Bay

Reference
17506

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to seasonal closure. (12/08/2021 5:00pm)
Brisbane Water SP
Brisbane Water

Rileys Island

Reference
16267

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Precautionary closure due to reported sewage discharge in adjacent zone. (03/05/2021 1:00am)
Previous reasons/conditions
Closed due to seasonal closure. (25/05/2020 5:00pm)
Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. (26/07/2020 4:45pm)
Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. (26/10/2020 8:30am)
Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. (19/03/2021 5:00pm)
Clarence River SP
Clarence River

Yamba Channel

Reference
16808

Pending
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to Local Program failed to comply with their routine sampling regime. (04/12/2020 5:00pm)
Hastings River SP
Hastings River

Rawdon Island

Reference
16781

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. (17/04/2021 12:01pm)
Previous reasons/conditions
Closed due to seasonal closure. (18/11/2020 5:00pm)
Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. (16/12/2020 12:00am)
Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. (18/03/2021 7:45pm)
Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. (08/04/2021 11:30am)
Hastings River SP
Hastings River

Riverside

Reference
16833

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. (17/04/2021 12:01pm)
Previous reasons/conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (12/12/2020 12:01am)
Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. (16/12/2020 12:01am)
Precautionary closure due to reported sewage discharge in adjacent zone. (23/01/2021 10:30am)
Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. (20/02/2021 9:00am)
Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. (18/03/2021 7:45pm)
Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. (08/04/2021 11:30am)
Jervis Bay SP
Jervis Bay

Vincentia

Reference
10334

Pending
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to the implementation of Harvest area classification. (15/04/2013 12:00pm)
Macleay River SP
Macleay River

Fishermans Reach

Reference
09079

Not Active
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. (20/03/2021 9:00am)
Previous reasons/conditions
Closed due to microbiological results of shellfish exceeding the maximum acceptable limit of this program. (24/01/2012 9:00am)
Closed due to seasonal closure. (24/05/2012 10:00am)
Closed due to a closed inactive status being implemented. (17/07/2014 12:01am)
Macleay River SP
Macleay River

Winkler Depuration Zone

Reference
15156

Water Drawing Zone
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (17/12/2018 9:00am)
Macleay River SP
Macleay River

Zone 4 Spencers Creek - Depuration Zone

Reference
14004

Water Drawing Zone
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (13/06/2017 9:00am)
Manning River SP
Manning River

Crisp Depuration Zone

Reference
14721

Water Drawing Zone
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closure Reason : Localised rainfall. (23/04/2018 12:00pm)
Manning River SP
Manning River

South Channel

Reference
17440

Conditionally Restricted
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (20/06/2021 9:00am)
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)
Richmond River SP
Richmond River

Cardow Depuration Zone

Reference
07989

Water Drawing Zone
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (13/12/2010 9:00am)
Richmond River SP
Richmond River

Lawler Depuration Zone

Reference
09727

Water Drawing Zone
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (10/11/2012 9:00am)
Wagonga Inlet SP
Wagonga Inlet

Forsters Bay - Depuration Only

Reference
17031

Water Drawing Zone
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to salinity falling below the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (31/01/2021 7:00am)
Wooli River SP
Wooli Wooli River

Wooli River

Reference
17006

Conditionally Approved
Closed
Reasons/Conditions
Closed due to seasonal closure. (25/01/2021 7:45am)