Shellfish Farmers Face Entanglement Rules

Oyster Farm, photo by ##http://boatinglocal.com/photographers/tom-croke## Tom Croke##

CapeCodOnline: A new 50-acre area in Cape Cod Bay off Provincetown and Truro could provide income for shellfish growers. But a popular, floating method for oyster farming won’t be allowed by state fisheries officials who say the equipment could ensnare whales and leatherback turtles.

The method uses sets of floats strapped together at the surface and secured on each end with ropes that drop to the seafloor, Provincetown and Truro Shellfish Constable Tony Jackett said Friday [May 24].

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