Fisherman Arrested for Illegal Surf Clam Dredging

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Cape Cod Times: A 28-year-old Whitman man was arrested in Provincetown on Tuesday [March 24] after the fishing boat he was on was found in an area off the coast of Provincetown where it is illegal to dredge for surf clams, according to Massachusetts Executive Office Energy and Environmental Affairs spokeswoman Katie Gronendyke.

Matthews Collins was onboard the Aimee Marie in coastal waters of Provincetown within the 12’ contour, Gronendyke wrote in an email. Vessels cannot dredge for surf clams shoreward of the 12’ contour, with the exceptions of Chatham, Nantucket and Gay Head, from Nov. 1 to April 30, according to Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries regulations.

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