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Shell collecting, clamming, scalloping, etc in Australia

Sydney
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Shell collecting, clamming, scalloping, etc in Australia

Are there any place where we can do mollusk/bivalve collecting in Australia, especially in Eastern states, and especially in NSW.

Would like to go catch some razor clams, cockles or pippies

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1. Re: Shell collecting, clamming, scalloping, etc in Australia

Each state has regulations. NSW here: https:/…saltwater-bag-and-size-limits

Generally, you can legally fish for molluscs in most waters which are not subject to protection as reserves, parks or protected or commercial growing areas. There are bag limits.

Razor clams grow in estuarine waters and are quite plentiful in places like Lake Macquarie. Pippies are found everywhere along sandy beaches. Cockles are in rocky areas. Scallops grow in deep water.

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