Outdoors: Both man and nature must share blame for demise of shellfish

Several factors are implicated in their demise. Over-fishing, pollution, habitat degradation, diseases and bad weather can all affect the highly vulnerable 2-year scallop life cycle. My brother Gary, who has shell-fished the Cape all his life, connects their disappearance with the loss of our eel-grass beds. [email protected]

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    Its so easy for blame to be laid on overfishing, but whens the last time eel grass was overfished?

    Nitrogen pollution.