Marine Aquaculture and Shellfisheries

Getting Started in Aquaculture

Permitting Information
Application Forms
Site and Species Selection and Other Factors to Consider
Economics of Aquaculture
Investment
Production
Marketing
Approved Shellfish Hatcheries and Certified Shippers Resources

*All shellfish shipped into Connecticut must be certified disease free. To obtain approval status in Connecticut, please contact:

Dr. Inke Sunila, State Shellfish Pathologist
Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Aquaculture
(203) 874-0696
isunila@snet.net

Aquaculture and Shellfisheries Statutes

All statutes can be found in Appendices C-F of the Guide to Permitting Marine Aquaculture in Connecticut

Statutes are updated annually
Seafood Sanitation Regulations & Training
Basic Shellfish Aquaculture and Shellfisheries Information
Species Information
Shellfisheries Information
Quahogs in Eastern North America: Part I, Part II (hard copy) NMFS
$12 each plus shipping. Send orders to: New Orders, Superintendent of Documents
PO Box 371954, Pittsburg, PA 15250-7954
  • The Quahog and Oyster Fisheries (hard copy) David L. Belding, M.D.
  • The Scallop Fisheries (hard copy) David L. Belding, M.D.
  • The soft-shell Clam Fisheries (hard copy) David L. Belding, M.D.
$35 each plus shipping. Contact Bill Burt at (508) 375-6697. Taming of the Oyster: A History of Evolving Shellfisheries and the National Shellfisheries Association (hard copy) Dr. Melborne Carriker
$25 each plus shipping. Contact Sandra Shumway at (860) 405-9282
Cultivation Methodology
Manual for Hatchery Culture of the Bay Scallop (hard copy) CT Sea Grant
$10.00 plus shipping. Contact Peg Van Patten at (860) 405-9127
Finfish Aquaculture
Cultivation Methodology and Feeds
Hybrid Striped Bass Culture Guide (DVD) NCRAC
$15.00 which includes shipping for CD. Contact Joseph Morris at (515) 294-5280 Yellow Perch Culture Guide (DVD) NCRAC
$15.00 which includes shipping for CD. Contact Joseph Morris at (515) 294-5280
Aquaculture and The Environment
Ornamentals and Hydroponics