Title

The vast growth in mussel harvesting outpaced lobstering by an astounding 1.3 mi

Source

Salt

Date

6-1986

Volume Number

Number 27

Pages

10, 54

Abstract

The vast growth in mussel harvesting outpaced lobstering by an astounding 1.3 million pounds of meat last year. A conflict likened to that of "cowboys and sodbusters" is played out between Tenants Harbor lobstermen and the Great Eastern Mussel Farm offshore, which leases the sea bottom for $15/acre/year. Tenants Harbor's Ad Hoc Committee for Coastal Preservation objects to the mussel culturing, which has overridden the traditional boundaries of the lobstermen. Details; profiles of lobsterman Sherman Hoyt and mussel farmer Ed Myers.

Subjects

Aquaculture, Great Eastern Mussel Farms Tenants Harbor, Mussels, Hoyt, Sherman, Myers, Ed

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