The Shellfish Warden is responsible for ensuring legal and responsible clamming operations for the entire island of Deer Isle, including the towns of Stonington and Deer Isle. The Shellfish Warden patrols the clam flats of Deer Isle and Stonington, checking to see that people are clamming only in areas where it is legal to do so, and fining people clamming in areas with biotin closures. The Shellfish Warden also acquaints new clammers with the rules of the industry and provides guidance on best practices.
Kathleen Billings, Shellfish Warden
VHF: Channel 16
Red Tide Hotline: 1-800-232-4733
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