The Stonington Shellfish Commission was established by the Board of Selectmen in January of 1983, and operates under the authorities of Volume 8, Title 26, Chapter 492 of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut. General Statute Sec. 26-257a gives the town authority to establish the Shellfish Commission, while Sec. 26-291a and Sec. 26-292 provide the commission to regulate the harvest of clams, oysters, scallops and other shellfish in town waters.
Stonington Shellfish Commission membership consists of five regular members and 2 alternates who are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The commission holds meetings on a monthly basis, generally at the Board of Education District Office, 40 Field St., (former Pawcatuck Middle School) on the 1st Thursday of each month beginning at 6:30 PM. Meeting announcements are posted on the Town of Stonington's website and in Town Hall.
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