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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State-Ordered Shellfish Closure Is Lifted
Julia Wells and Sara Brown

The closure covering the Cape and Islands has been lifted, the state Division of Marine Fisheries announced Monday. A toxic shellfish bloom has dissipated.

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Kelp-Growing Experiment Could Expand to Chilmark
Alex Elvin

The Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group hopes to bring a nascent kelp-growing project to Chilmark this winter, with support from the town selectmen and shellfish constable.

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Catch of the Day Is Local Fish, Compelling Conversation
Alex Elvin

The Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard became an outdoor dining room as Islanders enjoyed fresh seafood and a conversation with author Paul Greenberg.

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