Connecticut shellfishing generates $30 million in farm-gate sales annually with more than 300 jobs statewide. More than 77,000 acres of shellfish beds are now under cultivation in Connecticut's coastal waters.
Connecticut oysters have a reputation for quality and an outstanding safety record. Shellfishing is an important component of Connecticut's economy and its recreation and tourism industries.
When selecting shellfish look for names such as Stella Mar, Copps Island, Mystics, and Ram Island or places such as Fishers Island Sound, Noank, Norwalk and Thimble Island.
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