Shellfish Management Plan
This document contains the Town of Fairfield Shellfish Management Plan (Plan), May 2003, prepared by the Fairfield Shellfish Commission. The Plan, originally adopted by the Commission on September 14, 1987, has been updated, reformatted, and amended by the Commission in 2003. The amended Plan document was adopted by the Commission on May 14, 2003, following a public hearing on that date to hear public comments on the Plan. The Plan has been prepared and adopted by the Commission in accordance with authority provided by Section 26-257a of the Connecticut General Statutes and Chapter 39 of the Town Code.
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Acknowledgments iii Contents iv, List of Maps, Figures, and Tables vi INTRODUCTION AND PLAN OVERVIEW 1
Fairfield's Coastal Area Setting and Shellfish Management Area 1-1 A Brief History of Shellfishing and Shellfish Management at Fairfield 1-3 Fairfield's Shellfish Resources and Shellfishing Grounds 1-9 Sasco Creek Shellfish Resource Area 1-32 Mill River-Southport Harbor Shellfish Resource Area 1-34 Pine Creek Shellfish Resource Area 1-40 Ash Creek Shellfish Resource Area 1-45 Nearshore Long Island Sound Shellfish Resource Area 1-49 Current Roles and Authorities for Shellfish Management 1-51
Goal 1: Active and Ongoing Management of Shellfishing and Shellfish Resources by the Town of Fairfield 2-2 Goal 2: Coordination for Managing Shellfish Resources 2-7 Goal 3: Public Participation, Support, and Education 2-9 Goal 4: Public Health, Safety, and Welfare 2-11 Goal 5: Conservation and Enhancement of Shellfish Habitat 2-12 Goal 6: Restoration of Shellfish Habitat 2-14 Goal 7: Maintaining and Improving Water Quality 2-17 Goal 8: Recreational Use of Shellfish Resources 2-19 Goal 9: Commercial Use of Shellfish Resources 2-21 Goal 10: Educational and Scientific Use of Shellfish Resources 2-23 Goal 11: Public Access to the Shellf
Sasco Creek Shellfish Resource Area 3-1 Mill River-Southport Harbor Shellfish Resource Area 3-8 Pine Creek Shellfish Resource Area 3-21 Ash Creek Shellfish Resource Area 3-30 Nearshore Long Island Sound Shellfish Resource Area 3-40
Responsibilities of the Shellfish Commission 4-4 Recommendations for Other Town Agencies 4-20 Recommendations for State and Federal Agencies 4-23 Recommendations for the General Public and Private Organizations 4-25