The Martha's Vineyard Seafood Collaborative this week announced that its $500,000 fund drive raised $515,000 from 200 donors.

Building repairs and cleanup have already begun at the former Menemsha Fish House, where the collaborative plans to open a wholesale operation this spring.

A program of the Martha's Vineyard Fishermen's Preservation Trust, the seafood collaborative aims to provide a local wholesale market for the Island's small-boat fishermen.

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