Cranberry Grower Charged in Herring Kill

Cranberry harvest near Buzzards Bay, Wickimedia, 2009.

Boston Herald: A Cape Cod cranberry farmer has been charged with allowing hundreds of thousands of herring to enter one of his bogs, resulting in the deaths of many of the fish.

SAT map of Wing Pond where incident occurred.

State officials say Brian Handy of Handy Cranberry Trust in Falmouth has been charged with one count of taking or possessing river herring in waters under state jurisdiction. If convicted, he faces a fine of up to $10,000.

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Boston Herald

Cape Cod Times

New England Boating Article, October 21:

River Herring Killed by Bog Pump

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