Welcome to the Bureau of Aquaculture
9/7/23 - The DoAG issued a precautionary closure of the Groton Approved area due to elevated sample results. All harvesters implemented a voluntary recall and no product from the area remains in the market. There have been no illnesses associated with the closure or recall, and this is in no way associated with Vibrio. Read the downloadable press release for more information.
8/18/2023 - Connecticut shellfish have never been associated with Vibrio vulnificus infections. Click this link for updated information.
David H. Carey, Bureau Director
General information about the Bureau
General Information about Connecticut Shellfish Aquaculture
Applications, Forms, and Licenses
Shellfish Industry Profile and Economic Impact
Shellfish Bed Types and Management
Shellfish Ground Leasing Procedure and Lease Opportunities
HACCP Information and Forms
Industry Meeting Presentations
Aquaculture Permit Requirements
NEW SeaGrant Foundations in Shellfish Farming course
General Information about Recreational Shellfishing
Shellfish Handling and Safety Guidance
Recreational Shellfish Growing Area Contacts, Hotlines, and Maps
Shellfish Commission Guidance
Recreational Shellfishing Municipal Licenses
To report illegal harvesting, call DEEP Dispatch toll-free at 800-842-HELP (800-842-4357)
Shell Recovery and "Recycling"