Aquaculture Article Withdrawn in Mattapoisett, MA

An oyster farm in the Damriscotta River in Maine. Photo/NOAA Aquaculture Program.

An article to prohibit aquaculture farms from some coastal waters in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, has been withdrawn, according to SouthCoast Today.

The town’s counsel felt that the article, which would have been considered at the upcoming town meeting, does not clearly define the 25-mile coastline area where aquaculture would have been prohibited and conflicts with a statute that says no zoning provision shall prohibit the use of land for aquaculture except if under 5 acres in size.

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