Mashpee Man Arrested for Fishing in Contaminated Area

Allegedly sold 1,366 pieces of contaminated shellfish...
Carlton Hendricks III was arrested on criminal shellfishing offenses (Falmouth MES photo)

From Falmouth Department of Marine and Environment

Today Falmouth MES initiated an investigation involving a subject who was harvesting contaminated shellfish.

After further investigation, and surveillance by Falmouth MES and Massachusetts Environmental Police, the individual was observed digging, mislabeling and selling 1366 pieces of contaminated shellfish to a Falmouth based wholesale/retail dealer.

Carlton Hendricks III of Mashpee was subsequently placed under arrest for the following criminal offenses:

  • shellfishing in a contaminated area 
  • shellfish improperly tagged 
  • incorrect shellfish labeling 
  • permit not in possession 

The shellfish were seized and subsequently destroyed. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on