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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Trading Fins for Shells, Chilmark Fishermen See Future in Oysters
Mark Alan Lovewell

Tim Broderick took a leap of faith when he sold his 55-foot fishing dragger Four Kids this summer, switching to oyster farming in Menemsha Pond with his father Stephen. But the Brodericks say the change is already paying off.

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The One That Got Away: a World Record
Kib Bramhall
On that Thursday although I knew that the bonito were off Cape Pogue, the north wind in the early morning made it too rough for my boat, a 14-foot aluminum skiff. So I decided to hit the surf.
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Gone Potting! Black Sea Bass Fishery Is Good Business
Mark Alan Lovewell
On Tuesday morning Capt. David (Tubby) Medeiros, 50, and his son Cory, 14, head out early in their boat, Billie H., to haul pots of black sea bass.
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Catch of the Day May Be Nothing But Net
Alex Elvin

It was on the Vineyard that Paul Greenberg first encountered the beauty of a functioning ecosystem, where fishing was not merely a symbolic act.

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