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Shellfish Conversation Management

A large portion of Harrington's population makes their living by digging clams. To guarantee the future in this industry for our Town's residents, the Town of Harrington prides itself in the strict management of our seashore.

Licenses to dig clams in the Town of Harrington can be purchased at the Town Office during normal business hours. The license year runs from June 1st to May 31st of each year. Licenses may be purchased after May 15th for the new season. These licenses will not be valid until the 1st of June.

Conservation activities are made available to residents and non-residents. Upon completion of two conservation activities, a person may purchase their license at a discounted price.

Non-resident licenses are sold by drawing. After selling ten resident licenses, a non-resident name will be sold. This license must be purchased within three days of notification or another name will be drawn.

Licenses prices are as follows:


  • Commercial Resident $1,000
  • Commercial Resident with Conservation $ 500
  • Commercial Non-Resident $1,500
  • Commercial Non-Resident with Conservation $ 750
  • Commercial Junior and Senior Resident $ 500 (under 16 years old or over than 65 years old)
  • Commercial Junior and Senior Resident with Conservation $ 250
  • Commercial Junior and Senior Non-Resident $ 750
  • Commercial Junior and Senior Non-Resident with Conservation $ 375
  • Recreational Resident $ 15
  • Recreational Non-Resident $ 30
  • Recreation Junior and Senior Resident and Non-Resident $ 0 (under 12 years old or over 65 years old)


Shellfish Conservation Warden

Charles Williams - 207-598-6012

Shellfish Conservation Committee


Matt Hurlbert

Erving Grant

Bradley Kennedy

Andrew McLaughlin

Gary Brown

Dylan Marston


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