Town sets Sasco clamming clinic Saturday
Published 12:33 pm, Tuesday, June 16, 2015
A clinic on clamming will be sponsored Saturday at Sasco Beach by the town’s Shellfish Commission.
The program is set from 8 to 10 a.m.
“This event provides an opportunity for Fairfield residents, including children, to experience the basics of harvesting shellfish while learning the importance of Fairfield’s natural shellfish ecosystem,” Robert Bilek, the chairman of the Shellfish Commission, said in announcing the clinic.
Participants will be taught harvesting techniques and can keep their own catch. Gear, including clam rakes and gauges, will be provided if needed. Participants are encouraged to bring their own towels.
The Sasco shellfish bed was recently restocked with more than 9,000 clams for residents to harvest.
Permits or reservations are not required for the clinic, however, permits will be sold for future use.
The event is planned rain or shine, but those planning to attend are advised to call the town’s Shellfish Hotline — 203-256-3074 — to make sure the clam bed is open.