Waterford /East Lyme Shellfish Commission

Draft Policy Statement on Aquaculture Projects in the Niantic River 

Revised – March 2018


Waterford-East Lyme Shellfish Commission

Scallop season will NOT open

for the 2017-2018 winter season


Niantic River Area A

(Area B closed )

East Lyme Harbor Management/Shellfish Commissions

Niantic Bay Area E & Approved Areas

(Area F closed )

Clamming Permit Fees
Daily – Resident      $5
Daily – Non-resident  $15
Seasonal – Resident  $35
Seasonal – Non-resident $50
Seniors – Seasonal Resident  $25
Seniors - Seasonal Non-Resident$35


Permit Sale Locations:

  • Waterford and East Lyme Town Clerk's Office
  • Hillyer's Bait & Tackle Shop, Waterford
  • Mackey's Bait & Tackle Shop, East Lyme
  • Mago Point Marina, Waterford


  • Children under 12 accompanied by a permit holder may help gather shellfish.  Total Shellfish taken not to exceed single permit limit.
  • Senior age qualification – 62 years
  • Resident is inhabitant in Towns of Waterford and East Lyme with Photo ID

Board Members

Name Title
J. Patrick Kelly (R) Vice Chair / Treasurer
Lawrence J. Tytla (D)
Fred C. Grimsey Jr. (D)
Amy Tinker Bookkeeper/Recording Secretary
Richard Chimel Chief Warden - Information Line 860-444-5812
Betsy Gelinas (R)