Recreational Bay Scallop Fishery Data Collection Volunteer Opportunity
From the Town of Nantucket~Natural Resources Department
The Town of Nantucket’s Natural Resources Department is looking for volunteers to assist their staff in collecting recreational shellfish data surrounding the low tide times throughout this October. Volunteers will monitor various access points in Madaket Harbor to collect information on provided data sheets in an effort to record the number of recreational scallopers and the number of scallops being harvested in each area. The greatest need will be on the first two October weekends. Other times are included (or will be added based on need) for Wednesdays-Fridays in October as well. Training will be provided for all volunteers and credit for community service will be a component for interested students or those who need it. Registration to the volunteer orientation is required to participate.
For more information, contact Town Biologist Tara Riley.