WickedLocalCapeCod: Close to 85% of mussels eaten in the U.S. come from Canada, but a small pilot program in [Chatham, Massachusetts] may help locals cash in on that $26 million a year industry.
On Tuesday [April 23], selectmen approved a deepwater aquaculture grant for Chatham Fisheries on the site of one of their existing weir grants north of Monomoy Island. The Eldredges will use the bottom to try and grow mussels in bags—they look like “socks” said Shannon Eldredge—over the next 18 months.
“If it works for you it could open up possibilities for other folks,” said Selectman Sean Summers.
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