Town Council cuts clammer conservation hours

BAR HARBOR – The Town Council voted last week to suspend the conservation hours requirement for commercial clamming license holders for the 2021-2022 season. Typically, clammers have to put in seven hours of conservation work in the year leading up to the issuance of a license, but the town’s Marine Resources Committee suggested it be suspended because COVID-19 made it hard for harvesters to participate in public events. The committee expected the conservation-time requirement would return for next year’s licenses.

Ethan Genter

Ethan Genter

Former reporter for the Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander, Ethan covered maritime news and the town of Bar Harbor.

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