Sengekontacket Pond temporary shellfishing ban extended

A brief rainstorm in the early hours of Thursday morning, July 10, was just enough for shellfish wardens to extend the temporary ban on shellfishing in Sengekontacket Pond, until at least Tuesday, July 15. Rainfall measured 0.28 percent overnight, according to Edgartown shellfish warden Paul Bagnall. Sengekontacket Pond was closed on July 5, when Hurricane […]

Rainfall forces temporary ban on shellfishing in Sengekontacket Pond

Sengekontacket Pond is closed to shellfishing until at least Thursday, July 10. State shellfish regulations require that the popular salt pond be closed following more than 0.2 inches of rainfall. Hurricane Arthur spared the Island its hurricane force winds, but the storm dumped nearly two inches of rain here. Heavy rains tend to wash pollution […]