Waterford /East Lyme Shellfish Commission


Waterford-East Lyme Shellfish Commission

Scallop season closed until further notice: 


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      $10
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
  • J&B Tackle, East Lyme
  • Mackey's Bait & Tackle Shop, East Lyme


  • Children under 16 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) Term: 6/1/18-5/31/22
Richard Chimel Chief Warden - Information Line 860-444-5812
Fred Wise (U) Term: 6/1/20 - 5/31/24
Marcia Benvenuti (D) Term: 5/31/21-5/30/25