Barnstable Natural Resources to Offer Free Shellfish Classes

OSTERVILLE – Residents and visitors to Cape Cod who want to learn how to shellfish have an opportunity to do so this summer in Osterville.

Barnstable’s Natural Resources Department is offering three free shellfishing classes for adults and children over the next two months at Bridge Street Landing in Osterville.

Natural Resources staff and town shellfish volunteers will assist participants who want to learn how to dig and provide helpful tips to those with more experience.

Participants should be prepared to get wet and waders, hip boots or knee boots would be helpful, along with protective gloves.

Shellfish may be taken by hand or rake and small garden hand rakes and trowels will be allowed for children only.

Shellfish regulations apply as always and those legally harvested with a valid permit may be taken home.

The classes are Wednesday, July 26 at 8 a.m., Sunday, August 13 at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, August 16 at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Lewis at the town’s Natural Resources Department.

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