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The Town of Hancock is a participating member in the Frenchman Bay Regional Shellfish Conservation Committee along with Ellsworth, Franklin, Lamoine, Sorrento, Sullivan and Trenton.

To harvest clams in any of these communities a permit must first be obtained. All commercial licenses must be obtained at the Ellsworth City Hall. For information on cost and requirements call 667-2563.

Recreational (peck only) licenses, both residential and non-residential, can be obtained at the town offices of participating communities. To be eligible for a residential peck license a person must have been a domiciled resident for more than 1 year or a property tax payer for more than 5 years in a participating town. Residential recreational licenses are $23 (including agent fee) and Non-Residential are $23 (including agent fee). Seniors, over 65, and Juniors, under 16 can obtain a license for $1.00.

You can download the application and ordinance plan below.

License ApplicationFrenchman Bay Regional Shellfish Conservation Ordinance

For information on closed areas click on the links below.

Frenchman's Bay Regional Shellfish Committee


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