Towns/Cities covered by each biologist and their specialty:

South Shore Biologists Cohasset to Westport with Cape Cod and the Islands

  • Mike Hickey: Shellfish Program Chief
  • Thomas Shields: South Shore Section Leader
  • Neil Churchill: Dartmouth, Fairhaven Nantucket, New Bedford and Sandwich - shellfish statistics, Oil Spills, Database
  • John Mendes: Elizabeth Islands, Falmouth, and Mashpee - Wet Storage, Shellfish Task Force
  • Jerome Moles: Bourne, Eastham, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet -Aquaculture
  • Terry O'Neil: Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Harwich and Yarmouth - Phytoplankton Monitoring, PSP Sample Scheduling
  • Gregory Sawyer: Fall River, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, Somerset, Swansea, Wareham and Westport - Shellfish Relays
  • Jim Rossignol: Water Quality and PSP Sampling, Boat and Sampling Gear Maintenance

Gloucester Office Salisbury to Hull and Boston Harbor

  • Jeff Kennedy: Gloucester Regional Shellfish Supervisor, Shellfish Plant Manager, Contaminated Softshell Clam Fishery, PSP Management
  • Greg Bettencourt: Marblehead, Nahant, Quincy, and Swampscott - Softshell Clam Stock Enhancement Project, Shellfish Plant Lab Assistance, GIS data and bacteriological and biotoxin database, Classification and PSP Mapping
  • Glenn Casey: Boston, Chelsea, Gloucester, Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Saugus, and Winthrop - Hydrographic studies
  • Ryan Joyce: Hingham, Hull, Ipswich, Newbury, Rowley - Technical Assistance
  • David A. Roach Jr.: Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Hull, Ipswich, Manchester, Newburyport,  Salisbury - Oil spill, PSP
  • Devon Winkler: Hull, Ipswich, Newbury, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, and Weymouth - Technical Assistance, Educational Outreach, WISE

Laboratory If you have a question about lab methods or procedures please contact one of the lab personal. ** PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE LAB FOR TEST RESULTS **

  • Susan Boehler: New Bedford Shellfish Lab - Lab Supervisor
  • Florence Cenci: Gloucester Shellfish Lab - Lab Supervisor
  • Melissa Campbell: Gloucester and Newburyport Shellfish Lab - Biologist, Phytoplankton Monitoring, Water Quality and PSP Sampling
  • Ashley Lawson: Gloucester Shellfish Lab - Bacteriologist

Shellfish Purification Plant

Boston Harbor Shellfish Enhancement

Shellfish Area Information System
Please call our Shellfish Area Information System at (978) 282-0308 x 6. Follow the prompts to listen to recorded messages of current rainfall closures for Greater Boston Harbor, the Pines River (in Revere and Saugus) and the Merrimack River (in Newburyport and Salisbury) and for current “Red Tide”/PSP closures from Hull to Salisbury.