“We need people behind us to fight this thing,” Wellfleet Shellfishermen Organize to Defeat Cutler Bill

Ginny Parker, president of the recently formed Wellfleet Shellfishermen’s Association (WSA), said the bill, H.746, proposed by state Rep. Josh Cutler of the Sixth Plymouth District, would alter the way shellfishing rights change hands, giving an advantage to corporations over individual fishermen.,,, “Once these rights become assignable and transferable, they would become commoditized, and we know the value would escalate,” Parker told the Independent. “It would potentially become farmers selling to the highest bidder, and that would not be good for Wellfleet.” Shellfishermen would no longer be entrepreneurs but hourly workers, she said. >click to read< 08:28

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