Neighbors Continue Fight Against Cape Cod Oyster Farm

Neighbors Continue Fight Against Cape Cod Oyster Farm

CapeCodOnline.com: Residents opposed to a proposed oyster farm in Popponesset Bay are asking [Massachusetts’] highest court to weigh in on the dispute.

The homeowners’ attorney, Brian Wall of Sandwich, has filed an appeal of part of their case to the Supreme Judicial Court. They want the high court to determine if the Cape Cod Commission must review the aquaculture project because it is a commercial development, an argument rejected last month by the Appeals Court.

Richard Cook has been locked in a three-year legal battle with homeowners in the area of the bay who have called his proposed 1.9-acre oyster farm a nuisance and potential safety hazard. Cook has worked another shellfish grant in Mashpee’s Ockway Bay since 1983.

Read more about the battle over an oyster farm on Cape Cod.