Waterford / East Lyme Shellfish Commission


  • 7:30 pm
  • 3rd Thursday of every month
  • Waterford Town Hall
    15 Rope Ferry Road
    Waterford, CT 06385

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • J. Patrick Kelly, Vice Chair/Treasurer
  • Karlin Bergeson, Recording Secretary
  • Marcia Benvenuti, Member
  • Lawrence J. Tytla, Member

About Us

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Permit Information

  • Scallop season closed until further notice 
  • Oyster Daily Limit: 30 per day
  • Waterford / East Lyme Shellfish Commission - Niantic River Area A and B
  • East Lyme Harbor Management Shellfish Commissions - Niantic Bay Area E, F and Approved Areas

Clamming Permit Fees

Permit TypePermit Fee
Daily - Resident$10
Daily - Non-Resident$15
Seasonal - Resident$50
Seasonal - Non-Resident$75
Seniors - Seasonal Resident$25
Seniors - Seasonal Non-Resident$35

Permit Sale Locations

  • Waterford and East Lyme Town Clerk's Office
  • J&B Tackle, East Lyme
  • Mackey's Bait & Tackle Shop, East Lyme

Permit Details

  • Annual permit valid for one year from date of issue
  • Children under 16 accompanied by a permit holder may help gather shellfish; total Shellfish taken not to exceed single permit limit
  • Senior age qualification - 65 years
  • Resident is inhabitant in Towns of Waterford and East Lyme with Photo ID