What areas are seeded by the Town and when?

Typically shellfish seeding occurs in the fall, when shellfish growth has slowed. Seeding areas vary year to year, based on natural resource needs. 

Common seeding areas for oysters: West Falmouth Harbor Family Area

Common seeding areas for quahogs (hard clams): West Falmouth Harbor, Bournes Pond, Green Pond, Great Pond, Waquoit Bay, and Eel River

Common seeding areas for bay scallops: West Falmouth Harbor and Waquoit Bay

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1. Where can I get a shellfish permit?
2. Where can I get a copy of the shellfish regulations?
3. Why are some shellfish areas closed?
4. What areas are seeded by the Town and when?
5. How do I obtain a commercial shellfish permit?
6. Why is there no oyster harvest season in the summer?
7. Do I need a permit to take blue crabs?