In Groton, Connecticut, three part-time shellfish wardens work a schedule that follows the tides to ensure clammers abide by the few rules of harvesting edible bivalves, according to an article on

Clad in khaki uniforms and badges, these clam cops ply their beats in shellfish beds from Mystic to Mumford Cove to Groton Long Point to the Poquonnock River areas off Bluff Point in a 14-foot motor boat, checking permits, clam sizes and total haul — clammers are limited to one peck per day — and collecting water samples monthly for public health testing.

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