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Old 07-09-2019, 07:05 AM
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Default Cape Cod Bay outside of Provincetown, what are those floating wire traps for?

I'm a regular on the Boston harbor but am down on vaca on the Cape. Did some boating around the Provincetown harbor yesterday. We saw what looked like hundreds of these wire traps on floats on the water line and odd black flotation boxes in groups in a long line out in the middle of the bay off the P-town harbor. What are they? Were all stumped. There not lobster traps. I lobster in Boston so know what that's all about. Any locals that could assist in our curiosity?

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Old 07-09-2019, 08:11 AM
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I have not been, but my guess would be Oysters. I know they are cultivated this way in Duxbury Bay.
Old 07-09-2019, 08:17 AM
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Ah that makes perfect sense now! Thank you!
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I don't know but stay away. Wire traps, boxes and floats don't mix with propellers!

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