Waterford / East Lyme Shellfish Commission


  • 7:30 pm
  • 3rd Thursday of every month alternating between the two town's.
  • Waterford Town Hall     East Lyme Town Hall
    15 Rope Ferry Road     108 Pennsylvania Ave
    Waterford, CT 06385    Niantic, CT 06357

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings at either Town Clerk's office. Minutes are available following approval.

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About Us

Visit the Waterford / East Lyme Shellfish Commission website.

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 North and South seasonal.

Clamming Permit Fees

Permit TypePermit Fee
Daily - Resident$10
Daily - Non-Resident$15
Annual Resident$50
Annual Non-Resident$75
Seniors - Annual (65+) Seasonal Resident$25
Seniors - Annual (65+) 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
  • Hillyers Bait & Tackle, Waterford

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