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More studies of Wellfleet Harbor’s horseshoe crabs

This summer, though, there were no commercial crab boats harvesting in the harbor, Wellfleet Harbormaster Michael Flanagan said recently. In Wellfleet Harbor, the crabs traditionally have been harvested in May, June and July, usually by hand from boats, to be sold as bait to conch and eel fishermen.  . Read the rest here 10:13

Commercial fisherman admits to underreporting fluke catches

In court papers filed Friday, Anthony  Joseph admitted that from June 3, 2009, through Dec. 15, 2011, while captain of the Stirs One based in Point Lookout, he “systematically overharvested fluke in excess of New York State” and federal research set-aside catch limits. Read more here