Blessing of the Rakes 2015

Blessing of the Rakes

Bring your shellfish rakes, and have them blessed by local clergy for a bountiful harvest. And if you bring your bucket, you can grab some clams after (if you have your shellfishing license).

2015 BARS Annual Dinner

BARS 2015 Annual Dinner

BARS Annual Awards Dinner will be Tuesday, May 5th at Alberto’s Ristorante, 360 Main Street, Hyannis, MA.

JUNE 2015 – FROM THE QUARTERDECK

Bottles and Cans for BARS

  MESSAGE FROM THE QUARTERDECK OF THE PRESIDENT While this message may look familiar it should. It is the same message I gave last month. I think it is important to repeat it as we are…

BARS 12th Annual Blessing of the Rakes

Blessing of the Rakes 2015

The BARS 12th Annual Blessing of the Rakes organized by Bette Silva was a great success.! The Reverend John J. Perry, Pastor of Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, MA officiated at the event. Amy…

BARS April 2015 Meeting

Oysters at low tide

BARS April 2015 meeting at the West Barnstable Community Building features speakers from the Barnstable Marine Environmental Department providing updates on their projects relating to shellfishing and the shellfish habitat.

BARS Membership Drive

BARS Membership Drive

Attention all BARS members and prospective members! We will be holding a membership drive from March through June 30th, 2015. An award of an American Express gift certificate will be given to the member who sponsors…

BARS March 2015 Meeting

Kathy Patterson

“Exploring Our Ocean Planet” is the title of BARS’ March meeting presentation by Kathy Patterson, manager of the Ocean Science Exhibit Center at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Antique Shellfish Harvesting Tools Project

Do you have any old shellfish tools hiding in your yard or barn? Rakes? Tongs? Dredges? Worn out fingers? Would you like to tell me about them and why you think they were designed that way?…

BARS February 2015 Meeting

Joshua Reitsma

BARS speaker for the February 3rd meeting will be Josh Reitsma. Since 2009, he has worked as Marine Program Specialist with the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and Woods Hole Sea Grant in support of fisheries and aquaculture in Massachusetts.

2015 Shellfishing License

Town of Barnstable 2015 shellfish permits will be available starting Tuesday, February 17th. Natural Resources office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 – 4:15. Location: 1189 Phinney’s Lane, Centerville, MA. 02632