2017 West Barnstable Village Festival

BARS at 2016 West Barnstable Village Festival

The annual West Barnstable Village Festival will take place on Saturday, August 19th and BARS will be there with its extensive booth. We’ll be serving chowder, grilled clams, and there will be a raw bar set up. BARS will also be selling t-shirts, polo shirts, and hats with the new BARS-Cape Cod logo. In its 27th year, the festival includes a classic car show, crafters and artisans, live music, horse-drawn carriage rides, a flower show and lots of children’s activities.

BARS September 2017 Meeting

Welfleet Marsh

Our featured speaker for the September, 2017 BARS meeting will be Kalliope Erin Chute.  Kalliope Erin Chute is the Hazardous Materials Environmental Specialist at Barnstable County’s Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. She is the program manager for the…

2017 West Barnstable Village Festival

BARS at 2016 West Barnstable Village Festival

The annual West Barnstable Village Festival will take place on Saturday, August 19th and BARS will be there with its extensive booth. We’ll be serving chowder, grilled clams, and there will be a raw bar set up….

BARS August 2017 Meeting

Mellisa Sanderson COO Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Association

Our featured speaker for the August, 2017 BARS meeting will be Melissa Sanderson, Chief Operating Officer of the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance. Melissa will be speaking about the Massachusetts Shellfish Initiative. Sean McNally, a UMass…

BARS August 2017 Meeting

Mellisa Sanderson COO Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Association

BARS 14th Blessing of the Rakes

BARS 14th Blessing of the Rakes

You are invited to BARS 14th Annual Blessing of the Rakes at the Bridge Street Landing in Osterville. Bring your shellfish rakes, and have them blessed by Minister Steven Wilson for a bountiful harvest.

BARS 2017 Annual Awards Dinner

2017 BARS Annual Awards Dinner

BARS annual awards dinner will be Tuesday, May 2nd at Alberto’s Ristorante in Hyannis. The event is only open to the first 70 members in good standing. Cash bar is from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Dinner will…

March 2017 BARS Meeting

shellfishing rake and basket full of quahogs

The next BARS meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 7th. Our next meeting will take place at the West Barnstable Community Building on Route 149 Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm. Our speaker for the…

BARS Announces Scholarship Endowment to UMass Dartmouth

BARS-UMass Dartmouth endowment presentation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bill Shumway shellfishing.org On January 27, 2017 the Barnstable Association for Recreational Shellfishing, Inc (BARS) met with representatives of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to present the initial funding of an endowment…

BARS February 2017 Meeting

Shellfishing-Scudder-Lane

The next BARS meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 7th. STEVE KIRK, the Coastal Program Manager for The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts is our featured speaker for this meeting. He is tasked with advancing coastal conservation…