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    Nantucket Shellfish Association Welcomes New Executive
    The Nantucket Shellfish Association is excited to announce that Samantha Denette has joined as the new Executive Director. Most recently she was the General Manager of Faherty Brand and brings over ten years of experience in community and business development to the NSA.

    “Anyone that has spent even five minutes with Samantha will vouch for the level of tenacity and curiosity she brings to the areas she’s passionate about -- from Nantucket’s eel grass to The Scallopers Ball. I’ve seen her capacity to strengthen networks and build a strong sense of community first hand so I’m confident in her ability to shepherd in the next era for the NSA,” said Board Co-President Bruce Beni.

    Samantha washed ashore five years ago and has been an enthusiast ever since. “The harbor is the thread that connects both visitors and everyone who calls Nantucket home. It’s so special. I’m excited to continue the work to preserve and protect the harbor and champion those whose livelihood depends on it,” Samantha said.

    The role was previously held by Brooke Christian, who will be staying on as a member of the Board of Directors. “We thank Brooke for all of her hard work and appreciate her continued dedication to the Shellfish Association,” said Board Co-President Kevin Kuester.

    Samantha can be reached at samantha@nantucketshellfish.org and would love to hear from you surrounding the Shellfish Association’s ongoing initiatives.

    Please join us in welcoming Samantha to our community!

    About the Nantucket Shellfish Association
    In 2003, a group of concerned islanders established the Nantucket Shellfish Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with the aim of protecting and promoting the Nantucket shell fishing industry. The Nantucket Shellfish Association encourages research and education for the conservation and enhancement of shellfish populations in the waters of Nantucket Island; and it works to assure prudent commercial and recreational harvesting of shellfish in support of a diversified economic base for the Nantucket community.


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