From the Wareham Department of Natural Resources:
On Tuesday Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and WDNR Aquaculture Technician Elliot Henderson conducted shellfish surveys for two new locations that will receive quahogs from the shellfish relay program that was funded by the settlement received from the Bouchard B-120 oil spill which took place in 2003.
Both, Marks Cove on the Swift’s Beach side and Swift’s Neck in the Wareham River will receive the 800 bushel quahog relay starting in late June! These two areas will remain closed for approximately two years to allow the increased adult stock to spawn over a few cycles before being reopened to recreational shellfishing. The areas will be posted with closure signs and identified on the shellfish maps.
Please be patient with us during this closure period in the best of the fishery for this area and thank you for your understanding!!