New Eng­land shell­fish har­vest OK’d, with more mon­i­tor­ing

Woonsocket Call - - OBITUARIES/REGION -

NEW­PORT (AP) — A reg­u­la­tory board is al­low­ing shell­fish har­vest­ing in a key man­age­ment area off of New Eng­land, though more moni- tor­ing of the fish­ery will now ap­ply.

The New Eng­land Fish­ery Man­age­ment Coun­cil has ap­proved new mea­sures to al­low the har­vest of sur­f­clams within the Great South Chan­nel Habi­tat Man­age­ment Area. The coun­cil says mus­sel fish­er­men will also be able to op­er­ate in the new ar­eas.

The coun­cil says it wants fish­er­men and re­searchers to work to­gether to get a bet­ter idea of where sur­f­clams can be har­vested with­out dis­turb­ing sen­si­tive un­der­sea habi­tat.

The Great South Chan­nel is south­east of Cape Cod. Mas­sachusetts fish­er­men are ma­jor pro­duc­ers of both sur­f­clams and mus­sels on the East Coast.

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