Nantucket Scallopers Angered Over Confiscation Appeal


The Nantucket Inquirer & Mirror reports that a recent Nantucket Board of Selectmen meeting turned ugly when commercial scallopers Pennel and Sharon Ames called natural-resources coordinator Jeff Carlson and deputy shellfish warden Jason McGrath “liars” during an appeal of a Nov. 13, 2015 scallop confiscation and the associated penalty. McGrath had confiscated the Ames’ catch on Nov. 13, claiming that at least 5% of their catch were illegal seed or undersized.

Read more about the Nantucket scallopers who had their catch confiscated by officials.