Edgartown selectmen set Feb. 23 at four p.m. for an informal public hearing on a proposed anchoring moratorium in Cape Pogue this summer.

The ban has been floated by the town’s marine advisory committee in response to an increase in recreational boater usage in the ecologically fragile area, which serves as one of the Island’s prime scalloping grounds.

The hearing will be held on Zoom.

Town administrator James Hagerty said that the town shellfish constable, harbormaster and committee members would be in attendance.

The hearing is informal and will not include deliberation from selectmen. A ban on anchoring would still require a vote by the town selectboard.