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.
Old Town Hall / Sullivan Independence Hall, 611 Old Post Rd Fairfield, CT, 06824 Phone: 203-256-3000
Bureau of Aquaculture, 190 Rogers Avenue Milford, CT Phone: 203-874-0696
Madison Town Hall, 8 Campus Drive Madison, CT, 06443 Phone: 203-245-5600
Darien Town Hall and Health Department, Renshaw Road Darien, CT, 06820 Phone: 203-656-7320
Depot Road, off US Route 1 Groton, CT Phone: 860-444-7591
Walking in wooded peninsula and along rocky coast; seabird watching; shell fishing allowed
33 Laurel Street Branford, CT, 06405 Phone: 203-488-8394
137 East Avenue Norwalk, CT, 06851 Phone: 203-854-7776
Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road Greenwich, CT, 06830 Phone: 203-622-7700
East Lyme Town Hall, 108 Pennsylvania Avenue Niantic, CT, 06357 Phone: 860-739-6233
Waterford Town Hall, 15 Rope Ferry Road Waterford, CT, 06385 Phone: 860-444-5812
Guilford Town Hall, 31 Park Street Guilford, CT, 06437 Phone: 203-453-8001
Groton Town Hall, 45 Fort Hill Road Groton, CT Phone: 860-441-6640