Buzzards Bay Coalition gets people catching quahogs in Onset

Sep 25, 2017

A group of 15 people waded into the water near Burgess Point Sunday afternoon for a lesson on quahogging, sponsored by the Buzzards Bay Coalition to spur interest in the environment.

Outdoor Educator Cassie Lawson led the 90-minute session dubbed Learn to Quahog. The event was catch and release only as Sunday is closed for shellfishing in Wareham.

For the event, participants were provided waders, baskets, rakes and a lesson. Some of the younger participants were just as excited to find crabs and periwinkles as they were the program’s namesake.

“It’s epic,” said Kylyn Rocha, who arrived with her daughters Sanna and Alexis Roth. “We’ve always wanted to try it out and this was the perfect opportunity. Plus, it’s free!”

Sanna and Alexis made many trips to and from shore, dropping their findings in buckets for a closer inspection.

Lawson said getting people of all ages engaged and interested in the natural world is part of the coalition’s mission and Sunday’s event helped achieve that.

“Overall, we want to see people connect with Buzzards Bay,” said Lawson.