Selectmen Ban Scallop Dragging in Lake Tashmoo

No dragging will be allowed in Lake Tashmoo for the scallop season this year.

Tisbury Designates No-Anchor Zone in Lake Tashmoo

Tisbury selectman have designated Drew’s Cove in Lake Tashmoo a no-anchoring zone for an indefinite period of time to protect fragile eelgrass beds near the head of the saltwater estuary.

No-Anchor Zone Recommended to Protect Eelgrass in Lake Tashmoo

Drew’s Cove in Lake Tashmoo could become a no-anchor zone for the next three years to protect fragile eelgrass beds near the head of the saltwater estuary.

Most of Tashmoo Reopens After Diesel Spill

Most of Lake Tashmoo reopened for shellfishing last week after a diesel oil spill March 30.

Early Reports on Tashmoo Oil Spill Say Environmental Damage Will Be Minimal

A diesel fuel spill from a sunken boat in Lake Tashmoo was contained early this week with what is believed to be minimal environmental damage. Shellfish beds remain closed.

Not So Fast

The Tisbury harbor management committee wants to eliminate anchoring in Lake Tashmoo to promote the growth of eelgrass, but allow transient moorings.

Selectmen Praise Town Response at Tashmoo

Tisbury selectmen took stock in the aftermath of a Monday oil spill at Lake Tashmoo, praising the response.

Sunken Boat Removed from Tashmoo; Officials Say Damage Minimal from Diesel Spill

A 30-foot sport fishing boat that sank overnight Monday in Lake Tashmoo was removed from the pond Tuesday as officials assessed the damage from the boat's diesel fuel spilling into the water.

Report on Tashmoo Pond Tracks Decline in Water Quality

More than 10 years after the state began studying Tashmoo Pond as part of the Massachusetts Estuaries Project, a final report on the pond’s declining health is expected to be released this week.

Tisbury Limits Anchorage in Lagoon, Tashmoo, Harbor

Effective June 1, boaters in Vineyard Haven waterways will be restricted to three days on an anchor. The Tisbury selectmen unanimously voted to approve an amendment to the town anchoring regulations after a public hearing Tuesday.