CT Shellfishermen Suing State Over Regulations

CT Shellfishermen Suing State Over Regulations
Photo/East Coast Shellfish Growers Association

TheDay.com: Most people wouldn’t guess that clams and oysters could be objects of regulatory excess, but some local shellfishermen contend that’s just what’s happening in Connecticut.

“Shellfishermen are being held back by a harsh regulatory environment,” said Joe Gilbert, who harvests clams in beds he leases in Stonington, Groton, New London and farther west in Long Island Sound, and has homes in Milford and Stonington. “If we could get the right kind of support from our state, this industry could take off. Now, you can find yourself being a regulatory criminal.”

Read more about how shellfishermen are fighting back against the state of Connecticut’s harsh regulations.