The primary goal of the Shellfish Sanitation Program is to ensure that shellfish (oysters, clams, and mussels) and the areas from which they are harvested meet the health and environmental quality standards provided by federal guidelines and state regulations.
The secondary goal of the program is to promote water quality restoration of state waters designated for the harvest of shellfish.
For shellfish closure updates, call 1-800-285-1618.
- Mike Pearson, State Program Manager
- EQC Bureau of Water (Myrtle Beach -- Field Office) - (843) 238-4378
- EQC Bureau of Water (Columbia -- Central Office), (803) 898-4267
- Myrtle Beach -- Region 6
- Charleston – Region 7
- Beaufort/Jasper – Region 8
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