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  • WELLFLEET SHELLFISHERMEN'S ASSOCIATION

  • Our mission is to protect the character and tradition of Wellfleet’s Historic Shellfish Industry by supporting the long term viability of our wild harvesters and independent aquaculture farmers. 
  • WSA MEMBERSHIPS

  • Protecting our shellfishing history for the next generation of Wellfleetians
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WELLFLEET SHELLFISHERMEN'S ASSOCIATION

Our mission is to protect the character and tradition of Wellfleet’s Historic Shellfish Industry by supporting the long term viability of our wild harvesters and independent aquaculture farmers.  Read More

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Welcome to Wellfleet Shellfishermen's Association

We are a member-driven trade association and non-profit organization committed to responding to the needs of Wellfleet's Shellfishing Community on issues of fisheries management and regulation, water quality, climate change and sustainable shellfish harvesting practices.

We encourage you to join today to show your support. We have four types of membership, including Wellfleet Commercial Shellfishermen, Individual Supporting Memberships, Junior Memberships and Business Memberships.

Voting membership is limited to licensed Wellfleet Commercial Shellfishers.


Join WSA Today

  • Voting Commercial Shellfishing Membership
    Voting Commercial Shellfishing Membership
    Regular price
    $100.00
    Sale price
    $100.00
  • Supporting Membership
    Supporting Membership
    Regular price
    $25.00
    Sale price
    $25.00
  • Junior Membership
    Junior Membership
    Regular price
    $10.00
    Sale price
    $10.00
  • Business Membership
    Business Membership
    Regular price
    $50.00
    Sale price
    $50.00

What our supporters are saying

Wellfleet Shellfishermen's Association is fighting to maintain public, municipal control over the largest oyster beds in Massachusetts. If you love Wellfleet or Wellfleet oysters, please take this seriously!!

Sukey Blanc

A single and clear message, that the town of Wellfleet continues to manage it's natural resources through Home Rule. a long, storied and successful tradition.
that as far as shellfishing goes, the three hundred plus fisherfolk in town know what is best. and have done so for 200 years.

Mark Nossiter

I support the shellfishermen of Wellfleet who have been forced to fight to preserve their way of life.

Lisa King

Protecting Our Shellfishing Heritage

This iconic photo of Wellfleet's BIVALVE was featured on the front cover of National Fishermen.

Wellfleet Shellfishing News

A History through pictures

Wellfleet Drydock

The classic IDLEWILD at drydock - 1970s Wellfleetian style! Danny Rice is hard at work with his Portable Arc Welding rig.

Photo Credit: Robin Winfield

A Fourth of July Parade Classic

Clam Man in Training! Joe "Tweet" Francis and Paul Suggs keeping Wellfleet traditions alive by passing them on to the next generation.

Photo Credit: Robin Winfield

WSA's Inaugural Parade Float

July 4th 2019, WSA marched in its first July 4th Parade. We honored Wellfleet Shellfishermen throughout our history, from Joe " Tweet" Francis to Howard "Pokey" Snow and Stevie "Bavis" Paine we raised awareness of the struggles our current shellfishermen are facing.

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