Shellfish Farming Expands in Vineyard Haven
Oyster farmer Greg Martino won the Tisbury select board’s approval for a one-acre shellfish farm in Lagoon Pond this week, bringing to three the number of aquaculture licenses in town.
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Peter West to Plant, Grow and Dig Oysters

The Selectmen of this town have granted a license to Mr. Peter West to plant, grow and dig oysters, in a certain part of Squash Meadow Pond, for 20 years. We are glad to hear this. The oysters grown on this Island are of a very superior quality, and we should not be surprised to learn of the complete success of the new enterprise.

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State Report Urges Immediate Action to Slow Ocean Acidification
Noah Asimow
A sweeping new state report on ocean acidification recommends legislators take immediate steps to mitigate the impacts on the state aquaculture industry.
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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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