Shellfish Communications Crier

Town Shellfish Crier 

June 24, 2020 


  1. Chipman’s Cove Hat Area 

In anticipation of an increase hat activity for spat collecting, the Shellfish Department, along with the Harbormasters and a couple of shellfishermen, has created a larger area for remote set gear. There is a pink buoy at each corner. Should we require more room, it may be possible to designate an additional area in the cove. Due to perceived hardships during COVID-19, the Shellfish Dept. is electing to not formally request seed donations this year. However, we will gladly accept any donations and will make ourselves and the Town barge available to move and/or break down seed in exchange for seed donations. This was done last year, and it seems that everybody was happy with the result. Here’s hoping for a bountiful set! 


  1. Cultching Accomplished! 

We are happy to report that we deployed 15 tractor-trailer loads of sea clam cultch throughout the harbor in June. Many thanks to the Department of Public Works for A) rebuilding our spreader, and B) for flawlessly loading shell onto the barge at the town pier for three weeks. We are now awaiting next year’s shell to be delivered from Atlantic Capes. 


  1. Wellfleet Shellfish Advisory Board Virtual MeetingMonday June 29, 2020, 6 p.m. 

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. 



Overwintering changes 

Here are instructions for a Zoom video conference meeting, which also allows phone dial-in. 

Meeting ID: 949 8902 8886 

Password: 758125 

Dial by your location: +1 929 205 6099 US 


Contact any one of us with ideas on how the Shellfish Department can help or improve shellfishing, especially during this time of COVID-19as this industry is very important to our town’s success. Thank you! 


Nancy CivettaJohn MankevetchChris Manulla 

Shellfish ConstableAssistant Shellfish ConstableDeputy Shellfish Constable