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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Plenty of Fish in the Sea, But Red Tape Keeps Them There
Alex Elvin
The decline of the Vineyard's fisheries has little to do with a lack of fish and more to do with lack of access, Island fishermen say. A new regulatory system tends to favor larger companies that can afford to purchase quota from other fishermen and reinvest in equipment.
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Bluefish Are Running, and Scene at Wasque Is Return to the Old Days
Alex Elvin

Last weekend, dozens of surfcasters at Wasque Point could hardly believe their luck. The water churned with bluefish as fishermen reeled in catch after catch. “Some of the best fishing days I’ve ever had,” said Wayne Smith, an avid surfcaster.

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