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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Edgartown Eyes Oyster Farms as Growth Industry
Sara Brown

Edgartown’s thriving aquaculture industry has room for growth, town selectmen say as they look to possibly open up more areas for oyster farms.

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Meeting about Massachusetts Shellfish Initiative

Stakeholders are invited to learn more about the Massachusetts Shellfish Initiative.

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Study Bolsters Theory That Shellfish Remove Nitrogen from Ponds
Alex Elvin
As communities on the Island and across the region look to shellfish as a possible strategy to restore the health of coastal ponds, a study on the Cape provides numbers to back up their work.
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Shellfish Farmers Look to Kelp as Possible New Business
Sara Brown
Island-sourced kelp salads could soon join farm-raised meat or Chilmark mussels on Vineyard plates, with the state’s first two commercial seaweed permits issued this winter to Island shellfishermen.
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Blue Mussels Meet Kelp: Aquaculture Expands in Chilmark
Alex Elvin

A blue mussel farm in the waters off Chilmark will soon double as a two-year kelp-growing experiment. The project aims to demonstrate the benefit of growing multiple crops in a single area.

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