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Old Town Hall (Directions)
611 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Sullivan Independence Hall
725 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

203-256-3000
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About the Shellfish Commission

Term Length:
# of Members:
Appointing Body:
Party Balance Required?:
Defined In:

Five Years (Two Term Limit)
Seven
Board of Selectmen
Yes
Town Code - Chapter 39

Description

The Shellfish Commission protects shellfish habitat and helps increase shellfishing opportunities in Fairfield waters in accordance with the Fairfield Shellfish Management Plan.

Powers & Duties

Duties Include:

  • Maintaining charge of all shellfish grounds in Fairfield not under the jurisdiction of others.
  • Designating suitable places for planting or cultivating oysters, clams or mussels.
  • Issuing licenses for the taking of shellfish, fixing fees, designating the quantities, sizes, and methods of shellfish that can be taken and how they can be taken.
  • Ensuring all money collected shall be paid to the commission to be used for protection and propagation of the shellfish under its control.
  • Preparing and updating a shellfish management plan to submit to the Connecticut Commissioner of Agriculture.
  • Reviewing and commenting on applications concerning the impacts of proposed docks, piers, dredging and filling on shellfish habitat and on access to the shellfish. Habitats and access are a concern because they provide the basis for replenishing shellfish beds.

Duties May Include:

  • Prohibiting the taking of shellfish from certain designated areas for period not to exceed one year.

Contact Us

Old Town Hall (Directions)
611 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Sullivan Independence Hall
725 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

203-256-3000
Find additional contact info here