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I went to the meeting yesterday at the Maria Mitchell Association. There were 6 commercial scallopers there. Also in attendance were Robert Kennedy, Frank Dutra, Whitey Willauer and a few civilians.

It was agreed upon that the Shellfish Association draft a letter voicing the fishermen’s concerns and send it to the State Biologist, Michael Hickey. The letter to Hickey will ask him to leave things alone this season and not change any size law to the raised annual growth rings on the scallops we will be harvesting this year.

There is an emergency SHAB meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 28 to discuss all of this with Dave Fronzuto and Jeff Mercer (our new Town Biologist) along with the members of SHAB.

If you are a commercial scalloper, please find the time to come to the meeting.

Martie Mack
– (Martie Mack writes the Nantucket Waterfront News blog. Click here to take a look.)

2 Responses to “Nantucket Waterfront News”

  1. John Sudarsky Says:

    Wake up Nantucket! The ONLY way to prevent the certain demise of the Bay Scallop fishery is to immediately start regular openings of Coskata pond to the ocean. The harbor needs an injection of oxygen rich water, and there is NO other way to accomplish this other than opening Coskata to the ocean. The studies have been done, and the anecdotal evidence is there to support this mitigating tactict. And it would be very inexpensive, requiring only a backhoe rental. Don’t delay, soon it will be too late.

  2. Tom Landry Says:

    John, add some rocks to the jetties so the out going tide can flush the harbor. It will at like a raging river, unlike a lake effect it is now.

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