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Mass. Shellfishing Thread

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12 hours ago, robc22 said:

Nice day shellfishing today

Worked a lil spot the town planted

Painted stock and notata clams!

 

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Yup, those are my babies. 

Had my eye on you yesterday, but you didn't see me. I saw where you were digging and it's interesting you found those there. I never planted quahogs there. However I planted tens of thousands on those flats to the east.  So those juvenile shellfish I planted must have rolled across the flats on an incoming tide and dropped into Eel Pond.

If my memory serves me, the red mark was planted in 2015. The yellow two years earlier.

Also, as a footnote. The size of the area painted represents the size of the quahog when it was planted. In this case, ~25mm. The majority of the quahogs I grew were between 20-25mm when planted. Very high survival rate. I don't think the town has achieved that since I left.

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17 hours ago, jmarino1432 said:

From a week or two back. Glad this thread got a bump

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That looks awesome!

Good job on the cooking!

I did a lil grill action this afternoon.......:)

 

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22 mins ago, capequahog said:

finally got out and took a limit of cohogs in Sandwich, perfect weather this morning, not that 25 degree stuff

Are those Sandwich quahogs from wild stock or the Taunton River relay stock?

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13 mins ago, bob_G said:

Are those Sandwich quahogs from wild stock or the Taunton River relay stock?

mostly relay, some willd little necks it looks like

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27 mins ago, capequahog said:

mostly relay, some willd little necks it looks like

That creek has very little food for shellfish......:(

The town had oysters growing there for 3 years and they did not even grow to the min. size of 3 inches.......

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8 mins ago, robc22 said:

That creek has very little food for shellfish......:(

The town had oysters growing there for 3 years and they did not even grow to the min. size of 3 inches.......

So the town allowed people to harvest undersized oysters in spite of the state law saying otherwise? 

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3 hours ago, bob_G said:

So the town allowed people to harvest undersized oysters in spite of the state law saying otherwise? 

Yep!

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6 mins ago, robc22 said:

Yep!

Man, that doesn't seem kosher. So the town allowed local shell fishermen to take the law into their hands, knowing full well they were violating state law? Were shellfish constables just looking the other way?

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19 hours ago, bob_G said:

Man, that doesn't seem kosher. So the town allowed local shell fishermen to take the law into their hands, knowing full well they were violating state law? Were shellfish constables just looking the other way?

An ex epo is the warden there! lol

 

I think they had no choice as the oysters just were not growing.

 

They could prolly do with a lil of ur hard earned experience in growing them. Very sad looking oysters they got bob........

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Questions for bob G :  1. Do the Mass minimum size limits apply to private aquaculture grown shellfish? 

                                    2.  Did the town of Sandwich purchase the seed/spat or was it wild native stock?

 

 

 

 

 

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