Fishermen's Trust Marks First With Lease of Sea Scallop Quota
Chloe Reichel

The Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust completed a deal to lease a sea scalloping quota to West Tisbury fisherman Sam Hopkins.

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Community Turns Out for Fluke for Luke Tournament
Vivian Ewing
Over 400 people took part in a fundraiser for the family of Luke Gurney, a commercial conch fisherman who died in a fishing accident last year.
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Fishermen Safety Course Is Hands On Survival Training
Heather Hamacek
On Thursday morning, about 35 fishermen took part in a Safety and Survival Training program, a two-day free course that walked commercial fishermen through live saving skills, including plunging into the frigid ocean in thick neoprene survival suits.
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Fishermen's Trust Proposal Aims to Clear the Clutter in Menemsha
Alex Elvin
The fishing cages, nets and other gear that lie scattered around Menemsha may soon have a place of their own behind the Chilmark landfill.
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Catch and Release Striped Bass Tournament

It’s time to mark calendars for the 26th annual fly rod striped bass catch and release tournament.

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Safety Training for Fishermen

The Fishing Partnership Support Services will conduct two days of safety training for commercial fishermen.

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Vineyard Fishermen Warn of Ruin If Conch Rule Enacted
Louisa Hufstader

Martha’s Vineyard commercial fishermen let the state’s Division of Marine Fisheries know what they think of proposed rule updates and new regulations that would affect the Island fishing industry.

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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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Fishermen Give Cold Shoulder to Offshore Wind Developer
Alex Elvin

A representative from Denmark’s largest energy company had a chilly reception in Chilmark this week as commercial fishermen and others discussed a proposed wind farm south of the Vineyard.

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Climate Change Poses Challenge for Atlantic Fisheries
Alex Elvin

Warming and acidifying ocean waters will negatively affect many fish and shellfish stocks in the Northeast in the coming years, a new study has found.

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