Shellfish Public Hearing ~ December 6, 2022 ~ Hybrid



In accordance with MGL Chapter 130 Sections 52, 57, 60, and 65 and all applicable Town Shellfish Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Wellfleet Selectboard will hold a Hybrid public hearing on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. to consider the following additions to  the Town of Wellfleet’s Shellfishing Policy and Regulations:

Definitions, Annual Report: “The annual report submitted to the Town shall be comprised of the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries Private Shellfish Propagation/Aquaculture Annual Report and Propagation Permit Renewal.” AND Section 7.8.3 Renewal of Aquaculture Licenses: “A business plan for the term of the lease renewal shall be provided with the renewal application.” Shellfish Advisory Board voted to recommend these additions at its Nov. 3, 2022 meeting: 6 Yes, 0 No, 1 Abstention.

To bring Section 7.22 Hydraulic Harvesting of Shellfish from Grant Areas into accordance with state law (see bold): “Any individual so ordered shall have the right to appeal the Constable’s decision to the Selectboard, at their first scheduled public meeting after the service of such order, once duly advertised as a public hearing.” Shellfish Advisory Board voted to recommend this addition Nov. 3, 2022 meeting: 6 Yes, 0 No, 1 Abstention.

Recommendation of the Shellfish Constable will be available in the 12/06/2022 Selectboard’s packet.

In Person: 715 Old King's Highway, Wellfleet (Adult Community Center)