Waterford/East Lyme Shellfish Commission

Waterford-East Lyme Shellfish Commission

Scallop season closed until further notice 

Oyster Daily Limit 30 per day


Niantic River Area A & B

East Lyme Harbor Management/Shellfish Commissions:

Niantic Bay Area E, F & Approved Areas


Clamming Permit Fees
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
  • 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.


Board Members

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