To protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, DOAG has limited the number of employees at our 450 Columbus Blvd office and as such, mail and messages may receive a delayed response. Please use our online services and email specific COVID-19 related issues to

Shellfish Commission Guidance Documents

National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP) 2019 Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish & NSSP 2019 Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish  

Sample Collection Procedures and Forms

2021 General Shellfish Commission Sample Guidance

Seawater Sample Collection Procedure
 & Seawater Sample Collection Form

Shellstock Tissue Sample Collection Procedure & Shellstock Tissue Sample Collection Form

Phytoplankton Grab Sample Collection Procedure & HAB Bloom Reporting Form

Shellfish commissions should contact Alissa Dragan, the growing area lead, with any questions at or (203)-874-0696 ext. 119.

Connecticut Sea Grant
 can also be of assistance to recreational shellfish commissions. Each January, Connecticut Sea Grant organizes a gathering of Shellfish Commissioners, and brings together member of municipal shellfish and harbor commission members and state managers to discuss issues related to shellfisheries and natural resource management. For more information, please contact Connecticut Sea Grant.