Clinton Beach open for shellfishing after 35-year hiatus

    CLINTON — With Long Island Sound’s temperature hovering around 50 degrees, a few hardy souls layered up, grabbed their shellfishing gear and headed to the Clinton Beach to fill their buckets with freshly-dug clams and oysters.

    “It’s a beautiful day because this is the second day that I’m out here clamming in my town,” said Clinton Shellfish Commission Chairman Wayne Church.

    “It’s pretty awesome,” said Al Walker, a commission member who donned his winter jacket and gloves, waders and tall boots to dig some clams on the second day of shellfishing season.

    On April 1, the waters off Clinton Beach opened up for recreational shellfishing after a 35-year hiatus. Currently, the site is open until April 30, with plans to reopen Dec. 1… read more in the ShoreLine Times article By Sarah Page Kyrcz Apr 8, 2019