Sharing among shellfishermen


To the Editor:

Sharing is the right thing to do. Isn’t this what we endeavor to teach our children from the time they are small?

The “no boat sharing” regulation enforced by shellfish constables is discriminatory to young fisherfolk and those with low incomes.

In addition, requiring everyone to purchase their own leads to more consumption, more need for dockage, more man-stuff in the waterways.

At the very least, boat sharing ought to be permitted within families and between those with commercial and non-commercial licenses, who fish on different days of the week.

Jamie O’Gorman

West Tisbury