Shellfish Advisory Board-Virtual-- Cancelled for lack of Quorum

Event Date: 
Friday, September 17, 2021 - 10:00am


Cancelled for lack of quorum


Shellfish Advisory Board Meeting

September 17, 2021 10AM


July Meeting Minutes – review and approve

Herring River Update - Martha Craig

Beach Cleanup – Denny O’Connell Ltr

WSD – Nancy Civetta  

       Green Crab Studies – ideas to deal with increased population

       Use of Spat Collection Devices 7.15.3

Addition in bold to Wellfleet’s Shellfishing Policy and Regulations Section 7.15.3 Use of Spat Collecting Devices

FYI: 7.15.3. Use of Spat Collecting Devices

The use of spat collecting devices such as Chinese hats to catch oyster larvae in areas not licensed for aquaculture, may only be done by commercial permit holders who also hold a seed permit (Section 1, Definitions). During this period, catching oyster larva with such devices is legally considered to be fishing, not farming and the devices are classified as fishing equipment, not growing devices. All devices used in the collection of spat must be tagged with the name of the grant holder and phone number. From time to time, upon receiving a recommendation from the Constable, the Selectboard may vote to limit the areas in which such fishing is allowed or the numbers of Chinese hats or such other devices that may be set out by individuals in these same areas.

       WSD Update on salvaging shellfish resources before dredging

       Chipman’s Cove – do we open before dredging

       Vote on WSD using 10k of revolving fund for propagation – matching fund                      

       Barnstable County Covid Relief Fund

Shellfish Management Plan - All

Curley Report- All

HYLTA Plan – we were asked by select board to give a recommendation by 12/31

                        Review team

Future Agenda Items - All

This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom Video Conference, in accordance with the temporary suspension and enhancement of the Open Meeting Law requirements by Governor Baker. Instructions for a Zoom video conference meeting, which also allows phone dial-in, are given below. If you have technical difficulties joining a Zoom meeting please call 774-392-1457

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