CHATHAM (CBS) – The town of Chatham may use nets to keep sharks and seals away from a local beach.
The chairman of the Chatham Board of Selectmen, Dean Nicastro, tells WBZ-TV that the board has not voted to endorse netting yet, but members have requested that the town manager look into the idea and report back.READ MORE: Nor'easter To Bring Plowable Snow And Possibly Blizzard Conditions Saturday
Specifically, the town will study whether a net or other impediment to sharks and seals is feasible at Oyster Pond beach.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
The popular swimming spot is not on the coast but is fed by the ocean. Chatham is also looking at implementing a fine for feeding seals in town.
The number of seals in local waters has exploded, and there have been calls to cull the population.MORE NEWS: It Happens Here: AMC Ponkapoag Camp 'A Little Bit Of Heaven' In Randolph