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Wellfleet SPAT, Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, Inc.

Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, SPAT, is a non-profit organization chartered in 2002 with the sole purpose of sustaining Wellfleet’s vital shellfishing and aquaculture industries. Even the name honors the oyster. The acronym SPAT is also the name for a newly attached baby oyster. SPAT achieves this goal through grant activities, educational programs, and awareness-building events. Proceeds from fundraising activities are redistributed back into the community to support the shellfishing industry vital to our local economy. To date, that total is just over $458,000.


SPAT's primary fundraising event is the Wellfleet OysterFest®. The 'Fest began in 2001 as an impromptu event intended for Wellfleet residents to celebrate the bounty of the fall season. It was so successful that organizers committed to holding the event annually. The event has been wildly successful attracting an average of 20,000 visitors to the Cape during the shoulder season.



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