Commercial Razor Clam Harvest

Commercial Razor Clam Harvest will be discussed at the Monday 6-18-18 Select Board Meeting. The purpose of this program is to open the east end of Brewster ( Ellis Landing to Orleans Town Line) from June 25 to September 30th for the commercial harvest of razor clams. This time will allow the town to evaluate whether the resource can handle a commercial fishery and the ability of the Shellfish Department to effectively manage a razor clam fishery with its current resources. As a pilot program, there will be certain landing requirements and harvest notification required to help the Department with compliance checks and tracking. A limit of 15 commercial razor clam endorsements will be set for this pilot program. Priority is given to existing commercial permit holders or persons on the shellfish aquaculture waiting list.