Commerical scalloper, photo courtesy the Coonamessett Farm Foundation.

CapeCodOnline: Sometimes the best intentions can have the worst results.

So say Cape scallopers, who are worried that a new plan intended to protect important fish habitat and help restore the region’s faltering fish stocks will drive them out of business.

“We were in such a thriving fishery. Getting more money (for our scallops) than we ever got. Nice size scallops, and it’s almost like this habitat amendment is like a nightmare. It’s like they are pulling the rug out from underneath you,” said Chatham scalloper Tye Vecchione.

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