A matter of context


To the Editor:

I will keep this brief. In the Highlights, your headline, “Taxpayers fund shellfishermen’s income,” is particularly offensive to me. Our ponds are dying. There are many reasons why. Let’s just say, “population.” In order to have shellfish in our ponds at all, other than natural actions must be taken. This has absolutely nothing to do with funding shellfishermen’s income. In fact, certain shellfishermen are responsible for moving most of the seed that gets moved to where it will live. Most fishermen remove garbage of all descriptions every time they fish, and dispose of it properly. Not just once a year on Earth Day.You quote statistics, but do not put them in a context that qualifies them.

Michelle Jones

DC/MV Fish

Oak Bluffs