Responding to the complaints of fishing communities throughout the Commonwealth on Tuesday, the Patrick administration agreed to implement a $1...
The commercial oyster season is underway, and the early reports from the Tisbury Great Pond in West Tisbury and Chilmark are good. Oyster fishermen...
Atlantic mackerel
It is months away from the start of both the recreational and commercial fishing season, yet already there is change ahead. Fisheries managers,...
Jessie Kanozak
Vineyarders are rightfully proud of the yearly abundance of oysters and scallops pulled from Island ponds, but little is made of what goes back...
bluefin tuna
Frustrated by policies that increase overfishing, a San Francisco-based environmental group filed suit in federal court last week against the...
Oyster in a bushel
Chez Panisse is arguably the best and most influential restaurant in the country. The restaurant’s founder, Alice Waters, has become the figurehead...
Criticism of the annual Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament resurfaced at the town selectmen’s meeting this week, with a local group asking the...
The federal government will continue to foot the bill for its mandatory at-sea monitoring program for another year, after meeting with fishermen...
The federal government will continue to foot the bill for its mandatory at-sea monitoring program for another year, after meeting with fishermen...
illustration striped bass
Striped bass were scarce at this year's derby, following a trend in recent years, but Vineyard fishermen may have reason for optimism after two...
Mike Syslo Paul Bagnall
It happens every autumn; a big northeaster blows across the Island stirring the waters all along the waterfront. After the storm has passed, a...
Chelsea Bouchard bluefish
Two fishermen participating in the 66th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby had their leading fish pulled from the contest on...

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