Natural Resources & Shellfish

The Brewster Natural Resources Department oversees shellfish propogation and regulation.

Coastal studies, grants and information:

Shellfishing Permits & Fees:

  • Non-Commercial Shellfish Regulations
  • Resident over 70 years of age (lifetime License) $5.00
  • Resident Annual Shellfish Permit $25.00
  • Non-Resident Annual Permit $125.00
  • Non-Resident (one week) $20.00

Mooring and Kayak Rack Regulations & Fees: $25.00 (Due by Feb 15.)

To moor a boat in Brewster, you must fill out the attached application and contact the Natural Resources department. All moorings (existing and new) must apply annually for a mooring permit. Permits are due for renewal February 15 of each year.

Hunting Information:

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Brewster Flats is a community organization working with the DNR to preserve and protect Brewster's natural environment.

Pond Reports:

Applications, Forms, & Documents

Chris Miller, Director
Shellfish Phone: 508-896-4546
Fax 508-896-8089
Ryan Burch, Asst. Shellfish & Natural Resource Officer
Shellfish Phone: 508-896-4546
Fax 508-896-8089


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Ellis Landing Spring Littleneck Schedule
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Stony Brook Culvert Detour Meeting 2010.02.25
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