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Meet the fisherman: Scott Nolan – fishing for sea clams

“It used to be a bigger fishery,” Scott says of sea clamming. “There used to be 100 to 150 boats fishing for them at one time and then after they went to this quota system in the early 90s, the boats started disappearing because of what they call consolidation, where these big companies ended up owning most of the quota and all of the small independent guys got out of the business. Now it’s down to around 50 boats fishing for sea clams in federal water.” Scott is able to fish for sea clams because he leases quota from the Cape Cod Fisheries Trust [email protected] 12:52