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.
For information on closed areas click on the links below.