Tales of the Wellfleet Oyster Men and Women 21st Century Style
August 2, 2018
5:00 to 6:30pm
Free and open to the public
The Chapel of St. James the Fisherman will hold an entertaining and informative lecture on the Wellfleet’s Oyster and Clam industry. Meet the people behind the scenes and hear what it takes to bring the world famous Wellfleet Shellfish from the water to your plate.
Local professionals will discuss what "grants" (the land the farms are on) are and how they came into existence. They will shed light on Wellfleet's unique wild fishery, which supports both commercial harvesters and their families and allows the general public to collect oysters, clams and other shellfish to bring home and enjoy. They will touch on many topics, from the biology and growth of shellfish to the history of laws in the Commonwealth, and why the shellfish taste so good. The speakers will share ideas for creating a sustainable and productive shellfishing future in Wellfleet's harbor.
Professional Commercial Wellfleet Shellfisherman - Jake Puffer
Assistant Wellfleet Shellfish Constable - Johnny "Clam" Mankevetch
Executive Director of Wellfleet SPAT (Shellfish Promotion and Tasting), Michele Insley