Natural Resources

  • Quohog Seed Trays
  • Oyster Seed Americorps
  • National Night Out
  • Waquoit Bay Entrance
  • Shellfish Boat
  • Shellfish Division


Department of Natural Resources Goals and Mission:

  • Protect the public health and safety on Mashpee waterways with patrols, and maintenance of signs and navigational aids.
  • Enforce Shellfish and Waterways By-Laws and General Laws.
  • Manage, monitor, protect and when necessary restore the aquatic natural resources including shellfish, water quality and waterways.  Restoration includes shellfish propagation and water quality monitoring.
  • Educate the public about shellfish and waterways uses, regulations and issues.
  • Advise Mashpee Boards, Commissions, Committees and Departments as needed regarding shellfish and waterways.

Staff Contacts

NameTitlePhone Number





Shellfish Constable

508-539-1400, ext. 8578

John Santangelo

Assistant Harbormaster

Richard Santangelo

Assistant Harbormaster

Rachel Fordham

Waterways Assistant

Halley Steinmetz

Waterways Assistant