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Bert Wright Has Checked His Last Undersized Clam

Bert Wright Has Checked His Last Undersized Clam

Class of 1915

Falmouth Enterprise, Friday, March 02, 1962, Page 7

Bert Wright Has Checked His Last Undersized Clam

Bertram S. Wright on the Pocasset Shore

Bertram S. Wright, town Shellfish Officer and a Bourne Policeman, retired yesterday after 34 years in appointive town office.

He has been Dog Officer, Harbormaster and, in recent summers, has run the police patrol boat, but it is as Shellfish Warden that Bert Wright has been best known.

Mr. Wright will continue as a Deputy Sheriff and devote more time to the real estate business he has conducted in spare hours.

He makes his home on Barlows Landing Road in Pocasset with Mrs. Wright, who teaches at the Teaticket School in Falmouth.

Mr. Wright has stood for strict enforcement of the town's shellfish regulations, and many trips to Barnstable Court to press complaints have been required each year.

Last year he checked 5,749 licenses, investigated 135 complaints and found 51 violations. They ranged from shell fishing in a restricted area to taking seed quahogs, clams or oysters, to taking scallops or oysters out of season. Offenders last year paid $140 in fines.

He has been equally conscientious in developing Bourne's considerable shellfish industry by buying and planting seed, or transplanting oysters and clams to established beds.

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