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Thursday, June 3
- Housing Authority, 10 a.m.
Friday, June 4
- Shellfish Advisory Board, 9 a.m.
Tuesday, June 8
- Select Board, 7 p.m.
A Grant License Moratorium
The Wellfleet Shellfish Advisory Board will be discussing at its Friday, June 4 meeting whether to send a letter to the select board recommending a moratorium on grant licenses and extensions “until properties are surveyed.”
According to the town’s Shellfishing Policy and Regulations, which were last updated in January of this year, “once areas are identified by the Shellfish Constable as potentially suitable for the location of shellfish aquaculture, and the areas are under the control of the Town, the Board of Selectmen may exercise their discretion as the licensing authority for the issuance of license/s for shellfish aquaculture (grants).”
The rules also state that “The Board of Selectmen may at a duly advertised public hearing declare a moratorium (a time-specific closure) on license approvals at any time this action is deemed appropriate and in the best interests of the fishery and the environment.” —Paul Sullivan