The Shellfish Division is responsible for the propagation and management of shellfisheries and herring runs in the Town of Falmouth. They operate the Falmouth Inner Harbor propagation center as well as remote growing upwellers in Green Pond and West Falmouth Harbor.

Shellfish Permits

Shellfish permits are now issued by the Clerk's Office. Questions regarding shellfish permits should be directed to the Town Clerk at 508-495-7360. You may apply for a shellfish permit by mail or online using the information links below:

1. Shellfish Permit Mail-In Instructions

2. Purchase Shellfish Permits Online

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