STONINGTON — You may love clams a bushel and a peck, but recreational diggers will soon only be able to dig a peck here.
The town of Stonington and the Shellfish Conservation Committee have proposed changes to the shellfish ordinance.
Voters will be asked to consider the amendments at a special town meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the town office.
A public hearing on the proposed changes will start at 6.
Stonington Town Manager Kathleen Billings-Pezaris said there would be limits of one peck each for quahogs and hen clams.
Currently, Stonington doesn’t have a limit on quahogs and hen clams, which are larger, weighing about a pound each.
The ordinance would remain the same for soft shell clams, which the town currently limits to one peck.
Billings-Pezaris said one peck, which is about 15 pounds, makes it easier for enforcement and would conserve the resource.