Sandbar blocking West Point Harbour concerns scallop fishermen

west-point-harbourA sandbar has blocked the mouth of the West Point Harbour in West Point, P.E.I. and fishermen say they are concerned with what may have accumulated further out in the entrance. The sandbar started forming in early April and within three weeks, it has completely blocked the entrance to the harbour, estimated to be 12 metres (40 feet) wide. “I was shocked to see what was starting to take place, then over the next three weeks it come right across the mouth of the harbour where the boats come in, from one side right to the other side where our breakwater is, the harbour was completely impassable, it only took about 3 weeks for that to take place,” said Paul Wood, chairperson of the West Point Harbour Authority. Read the rest here 07:37

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