We work year round to provide a viable, renewable clamming resource. Our rules and regulations are to benefit both clammers and the shellfish. Our conservation and seeding efforts are to ensure the availability of this resource in the future. Please respect the Great Salt Pond and its fragile ecosystem. 

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Our wardens patrol the grounds daily and enforce all ordinances and regulations in accordance with Rhode Island General Law 20-3-7 and Town Ordinance Article lV Section 9 121-148.


Call 401-466-3204 for office hours to obtain a shellfish license.

Recreational Rates

  • Resident (of Block Island): $25
  • Weekly: (7 day) $25
  • Monthly: (30 day) $37
  • Seasonal: (May 15 through October 15) $65
  • Golden: (65 and older) $10
  • US Veteran $10
  • Off Season Non Resident (October through May) $80

Additional Information