New Owners for Cape Cod Hatchery

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A shellfish hatchery that has operated at the mouth of Chase Garden Creek in Dennis, Massachusetts for more than 50 years changed ownership Monday, August 17, 2015, and by Tuesday work was already well underway to empty old equipment out of the ramshackle hatchery building so it can be replaced in coming months with a new facility, according to an article on CapeCodOnline.com.

Aquacultural Research Corp. is now owned by a group of investors who, in many cases, have a stake in the fishing industry. The list includes the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting (known as Wellfleet SPAT) and a consortium of Cape Cod families interested in protecting an industry mainstay.

Read about a longtime Cape Cod hatchery under new ownership.