Stonington commission says plan for dredging clams could benefit recreational beds

The town Stonington Shellfish Commission has given a local fisherman the go-ahead to apply for a permit to harvest clams by boat in exchange for 20 percent of his catch, which would be returned to recreational clam beds.,, The fisherman, Edwin Emery, owns a 37-foot Novi fishing boat with a dredge. On Thursday, he told the commissioners that his plan was to dredge clams from beds that have not been harvested in 30 years, and bring them to market.,, Emery said after the meeting that he was interested in the permit because it was his “only option to continue fishing,” because of rising costs. >click to read< 18:12

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