Cape Cod Fish Dealer Fights to Keep License

Cape Cod Fish Dealer Fights to Keep License
Photo/Joe’s Lobster Mart (Facebook).

CapeCodOnline: The state’s top health official will decide whether to accept the recommendation of attorneys to revoke the licenses of Joe’s Lobster Mart, effectively forcing the 43-year-old business to close.

The decision is likely to come within days and was prompted by owner Joseph Vaudo’s guilty plea in March that he received stolen oysters at his retail and wholesale fish market on the Cape Cod Canal in Sandwich. On Oct. 26, 2013, police had his market under surveillance during a transaction with Michael Bryant, who police suspected of stealing oysters from Dennis and Barnstable shellfish grants. Bryant has since pleaded guilty to a string of oyster thefts.

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