Bar Harbor Shellfishing & Clamming

Town Hall, 93 Cottage Street Bar Harbor, ME Phone: 207-288-5571

A shellfish license is required to take shellfish from flats located in Bar Harbor. Fees for licenses apply only to soft shell clams. Fees are waived for Bar Harbor residents under 16 and over 65 years old.
Licenses are available in the Town Clerk's office Monday through Friday, or by mail with a completed Shellfish License Application . Licenses expire on June 30.
Fees: Resident, $23; non-resident, $45; daily resident, $5; daily non-resident, $10 
Shellfishing areas: The open clamming areas in Bar Harbor coincide with the Maine Department of Marine Resources Bacterial Closure areas on the DMR map for the area. Additional information is available on the Bar Harbor Marine Resources Committee map. Shellfish Sanitation Hotline number is 800-232-4733.