Sandwich oyster lottery opened for shellfish license holders

Winners to be announced December 17

The Town of Sandwich Department of Natural Resources will host an oyster lottery for 2015-2016 Sandwich shellfish license holders. Winning license holders will be eligible to harvest oysters. 

The lottery has been put into place due to limited resources. Interested parties with valid 2015-2016 licenses are asked to stop by the DNR office at 16 Jan Sebastian Drive to sign up for the lottery (bring your current license with you). 

Lottery winners will be announced on Thursday, December 17. Oysters will be available on Saturday, December 19. 

The Department of Natural Resources opened Sandwich's shellfish beds on Sunday.

Licenses are available for purchase at the Tax Collector's Office at the Town Hall Annex at 145 Main Street. 

Questions may be directed to the Department of Natural Resources at 508-833-8054. 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