Lucky winner gets 3-acre Wellfleet shellfish grant in ‘unprecedented’ lottery

For the first time in recent memory, a shellfish grant was returned to the town and leased to a new shellfish farmer via lottery on June 6. Shellfish Constable Nancy Civetta said that a grant has not been given back to the town for at least 18 years, making this lottery “unprecedented.” Typically, she explained, retiring shellfishermen pass their grants along to family or friends. The lucky winner, Justin Lynch, 35, is thrilled. “I feel very fortunate,” Lynch said. “It totally caught me off guard.” Lynch brought on his friend, Even Kenny, to work the grant together. The selectmen approved their lease on June 12. >click to read<15:51

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