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Cease and Desist – Judge bars boat from dredging for clams

AR-151119393.jpg&MaxW=650A judge has temporarily barred a Gloucester fishing vessel from dredging for clams off Herring Cove while a dispute about who governs such dredging in that area makes its way through court. Barnstable Superior Court Judge Raymond Veary issued a order Nov. 3, after the Provincetown harbormaster’s staff followed the 70-foot Tom Slaughter as it dredged for surf clams the previous two days, Harbormaster Rex McKinsey said. The Slaughter is one of three clam draggers whose owners are in court in separate actions fighting cease-and-desist,,, Read the article here 07:31

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