Tisbury Approves Its First Shellfish Farms
Louisa Hufstader
Two aspiring shellfish farmers were approved for Tisbury’s first aquaculture licenses at the select board meeting Tuesday night. Noah Mayrand and Jeffrey Canha both received licenses.
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Oyster Farmer Raises Funds
Top Shell Oyster Farm has met its initial crowdfunding goal to open a two-acre oyster farm in Edgartown.
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Tisbury Allows More Aquaculture
Louisa Hufstader
Tisbury selectmen granted a second aquaculture license for town waters Tuesday, conditionally approving a license for Jeffrey Canha to raise oysters in Lagoon Pond.
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Oyster Farmers Ready to Harvest, But Have No Place to Sell
Will Sennott
On Katama Bay, oyster farmers are still working, tending their mesh cages. But due to dramatically depressed demand, most oysters maturing this spring will not be harvested.
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Tisbury Oyster Farm Proposal Sees Some Pushback
Louisa Hufstader
Tisbury selectmen have continued until early April a hearing on Noah Mayrand’s application to farm oysters in a one-acre portion of Lake Tashmoo. It marks the first aquaculture permit application in town.
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Shellfish Group, Fishermen's Trust Eye Kelp Farming
Landry Harlan

Kelp farming has the potential to become a cottage industry on Martha’s Vineyard, a winter experiment has concluded.

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Oyster Talk Digs Into Tasty Tidbits of Farming the Sea
Sara Brown
Oyster farming is no longer a promising trend but a vibrant reality and a million-dollar industry on the Vineyard, five members of the Island aquaculture community told a gathering at the Gazette newsroom Tuesday.
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Tuesdays in the Newsroom Talks Oyster Farming
Tuesdays in the Newsroom, the Gazette's off-season discussion season, takes a look at this new fishery.
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Committee Shelves Oyster Farm Expansion at Cape Pogue
Sara Brown

The Edgartown shellfish committee will shelve for now a plan to expand oyster farms to Cape Pogue Pond, amid conflicting opinions about protecting the bay and a desire to build on aquaculture.

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Shellfish Committee Eyes Cape Pogue Expansion
Sara Brown

The Edgartown shellfish committee delayed a formal decision on a plan to open Cape Pogue Pond for oyster farms, with tension over protecting a pristine pond and competing interests.

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