Shellfish licenses are required for all persons who take soft-shell clams from open areas of the Town of Southwest Harbor. An unlimited number of recreational licenses will be issued for calendar year 2017and will be available for purchase in the Town Office during normal working hours on and after December 3, 2017. Persons holding commercial clamming licenses issued by the State of Maine are not eligible to purchase recreational licenses in the Town of Southwest Harbor. Licenses are free for minors 15 years old and younger. Residents and real estate taxpayers of the Town 16 years old and older may purchase a resident license for $20.