Recreational harvesting activities are the major focal point of commission activities as this provides direct benefit to citizens of the town, state and region. Recreational permits for clams, oysters and other shellfish are available on an annual basis. Scallop harvesting is allowed on a seasonal basis, also by daily or seasonal permit. Signs are clearly posted on Conditionally Managed waters.
To determine the current status (Open or Closed) of recreational shellfishing areas in Stonington,
|Clam & Scallop Permit Vendor List|
|Recreational Clamming Regulations|
(The 2017-2018 scallop season opened on October 7, 2017 and will close on March 31, 2018)
- Recreational Harvesting Areas
|CT Sea Grant Recreational Shellfishing Guide|
|Restocking Conditional Shellfishing Areas with Clams|