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Recreational Harvest


Did you know that many Connecticut towns offer recreational harvest opportunities? Learn when and where to go shellfishing and more how-to information below.

Regulatory Guidance
For recreational harvesters:
2016 Guide to Shellfishing in Connecticut

For local shellfish commissions:
State Regulatory Guidance Documents
Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC)
ISSC 2013 Summary of Actions *latest version
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Manual

Annual Gathering of Shellfish Commissions
Organized by Connecticut Sea Grant, this meeting covers all aspects of local shellfisheries management and features regulatory guidance from the Department of Agriculture/Bureau of Aquaculture. Contact: or (860) 405-9104.

2017 13th Annual GSFC agenda Presentations (download PDF): DeRosia-Banick, Yeadon, Dragan, Pomeroy, Concepcion, Getchis
2016 12th Annual GFSC agenda Presentations (download PDF):Brysh, DeRosia-BanickGetchis, Macklin, Nikituk, Savona Surabian, UConnEngr, Yang
2015 11th Annual GSFC agenda Presentations (download PDF):
Getchis, Pawlik, DeRosia-Banick, Pomeroy, Chadwick
2014 10th Annual GSFC agenda
2013 9th Annual GSFC agenda
2012 8th Annual GSFC agenda
2011 7th Annual GSFC agenda
2010 6th Annual GSFC agenda
2009 5th Annual GSFC agenda
2008 4th Annual GSFC agenda
2007 3rd Annual GSFC agenda
2006 2nd Annual GSFC
2005 1st Annual GSFC
2001-2004 Eastern Commission Meetings