Shark Awareness Month Approved By County Commissioners

The Barnstable County Commissioners approved a routine observance month proclamation but not till after some fireworks. 

After hearing a presentation for Shark and Seal Awareness week from proponents, Chairman Ronald Bergstrom objected to the proclamation. 

He told commissioners that everyone has had different ways of dealing with the issue--some controversial ones and he feared that passage of the proclamation would lead to the "continuation of the debate in a very undisciplined way." 

In the end Commissioners approved the matter on a 2-1 vote. 

The Awareness Month is designed to promote education of all the issues surrounding the Cape Shark and Seal issue.

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