Edgartown Oyster Farming Spurs Request for More Staff


MVGazette.com: With a growing commercial aquaculture industry and a new project growing oysters in Sengekontacket Pond, the Edgartown [Massachusetts] selectmen this week approved a request from the shellfish committee to add personnel hours, though they balked at adding an entirely new employee to the department.

Shellfish constable Paul Bagnall has proposed raising the hours of a shellfish deputy constable from 32 hours a week to 40 hours a week and adding one new 30-hour-a-week constable position to his staff.

Read more about the shellfish farm in Sengekontacket Pond.