Boat captains ordered to stop dredging clams off of Provincetown

tom slaughterFor the past month, sea clam vessels have been dredging thousands of shellfish from a 2-square-foot mile area off Herring Cove Beach. But this type of fishing — known as hydraulic dredging — is prohibited without a permit, according to a 2007 Provincetown Conservation Commission regulation. The fishermen don’t have to obey the local regulation because the state Division of Marine Fisheries, which has jurisdiction over fishing, allows it, said Monte Rome, owner of the Tom Slaughter. Read the rest here 13:10