Acadia Mudflats Rules Rankles Clammers, Worm Harvesters

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New rules implemented by Acadia National Park (ANP) officials governing use and conduct with park boundaries have angered commercial clammers and seaworm harvesters, according to the Ellsworth American. One regulation prohibits “gathering shellfish for commercial purposes,” and in at least one recent case a park ranger demanded that a commercial worm digger dump his catch of seaworms.

Now the dispute is on hold while state and federal lawyers sort out who controls the intertidal zone.

Read more the conflict over use of the mudflats located within the boundaries of Acadia National Park.