Recreational shellfishing (or clamming or clam digging) in Connecticut is limited to approved areas. People shellfishing for recreation should contact the town health department where they wish to fish to find out where shellfishing is allowed, whether a local license is required, and other local shellfishing laws. Know the local rules on catch limits, size limits, and allowable tools to use. It's a fun sport and great way to get out into nature and enjoy the state's waterfront environments.
For licensing information, refer to the Connecticut Department of Agriculture or call the department at 860-713-2500.