Representatives from Connecticut's shellfish industry, Connecticut state representatives, municipal officials\u00a0 and other supporters of the shellfishing industry plan to hold a press conference in Milford Wednesday to discuss state regulations they say will negatively impact the\u00a0 industry. \u201cConnecticut's shellfishing industry, one of oldest in the nation, is under siege by the State of Connecticut,\u201d according to a press release from representatives of the shellfishing industry. \u201cThe Department of Agriculture has, without advanced notification to the shellfishing industry, typically small, family-run operations, forced new leases upon shellfishing companies for lease of state-owned coastal aquatic land used for shellfish beds,\u201d the press release continues. \u201cIn many instances, these leases were issued to the shellfishermen long after the conclusion of a state run bidding process under which prior years' terms and conditions were presented.\u201d Industry representatives said the state can now cancel the lease with the shellfishing companies \u201cat will\u201d for no cause, at any time \u201cUpon termination of the lease, the shellfish companies are required to waive their right to their product \u2014 their shellfish \u2014 which lie in various states of maturity on coastal beds,\u201d the press release continues. The press conference is slated for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Milford Aquaculture Center at 212 Rogers Avenue. The Milford Mirror will be covering the press conference. Check back to read more about what industry representatives have to say, as well as what state officials have to say about the matter.