Despite safety concerns from the local fishing community, a set of No Wake signs posted at the end of the Eastville Beach jetty will remain in place.

The signs were put in place by Tisbury harbor master Jay Wilbur after a sign originally in the channel was destroyed during the ongoing Lagoon Pond bridge construction. That sign has not been replaced.

Concern about the signs arose as the striped bass and bluefish derby kicked off earlier this month. The end of the jetty is a popular site for shore fishing.

At the Tisbury selectmen’s meeting Tuesday, selectman Tristan Israel requested that Mr. Wilbur move the signs. Mr. Israel’s wife Janet Messineo is a veteran angler.

“I’m not disputing the intent of the signs,” Mr. Israel said. He said the space at the end of the jetty was already crowded because of a solar reflector installed there by the Coast Guard, creating an unsafe environment for fishing.

“The jetty is one of the few places in town where the public has access to do that, and this really cramps it up,” Mr. Israel said. He said fishermen trying to climb around the signs created a safety hazard.

Harbor master Jay Wilbur said placement of wake signs was limited to where people could actually see them. The end of the jetty, he said, “just seemed like where people focus.” He said most harbors have informational signs in similar locations.

“I don’t see it as any more dangerous as getting out to . . . . these jagged rocks in the first place,” Mr. Wilbur said.

Selectman Melinda Loberg said that she had gone fishing on the jetty with her husband recently.

“We tried to see where the problems might be,” she said. “I can see why it’d be the logical place [for signs].” She said she did not want to pit the safety of one group against that of another, but that ultimately she erred on the side of the jetty’s original intent.

Selectman and board chairman Jonathan Snyder agreed.

“The jetty is there first as a major element creating our harbor,” he said.

Mr. Israel said he was also bothered that the signs were put up without first consulting the selectmen. He reiterated that Tisbury’s public shore space was limited, and said the decision was “a dagger in the public’s ability to recreate.”

“It’s demoralizing,” he said.