Bertram Wright Plants Future Shellfish Harvests
Class of 1915
Plant Future Shellfish Harvests
Shellfish Officer Bertram Wright and John D. Fiske of the Massachusetts Bureau of Marine Fisheries inspected the shoreline of the town of Bourne from Falmouth to the Wareham line to decide which areas should be planted and which to close for propagation purposes.
The annual oyster project was started last week with 550 bushels of Edgartown oysters planted at Little Bay, Monument Beach. This area is now closed until November.
It is planned to plant 100 bushels of oysters in Buttermilk Bay, Buzzards Bay, in the vicinity of Novak's point. There had been an oyster bed in that area but dredging of a channel last year took out everything there. The new section appears to be a desirable location for an oyster bed and will provide shellfish for residents of that part of the town for the winter.
It is expected that planting of quahogs from Wallace point to Reisses's boathouse, Buzzards Bay, will begin next week.
Quahogs will be purchased through the state.
There are no plans for planting soft shell clams, as they appear to be coming along well by themselves in all parts of town.
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