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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Meet the Fleet: Menemsha Event Set for August 3
Chloe Reichel

Commercial fishermen in Menemsha will come off the water next Thursday for the third annual Meet the Fleet event.

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Fishermen Question Charter Fishing Operation in Menemsha
Chloe Reichel

Commercial fishermen packed the room for the Chilmark selectmen’s meeting Tuesday to voice concerns about a planned new charter fishing boat operation out of Menemsha.

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Getting to Know the Fishermen Behind the Boats at Meet the Fleet
Heather Hamacek
On Thursday evening, the Dutcher Dock In Menemsha was bustling with people and activity during the second annual Meet the Fleet.
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Fishermen's Trust Looks to the Future
Alex Elvin

The Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust is pressing ahead with its mission to support commercial fishermen on the Island.

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Putting Faces to the Boats at First Menemsha Meet the Fleet
Alex Elvin

Visitors streamed into Menemsha on Thursday evening for a rare look inside the Island’s commercial fishing industry. The first event drew a young, vibrant crowd to the harbor, where most of the Island’s commercial fleet was docked and fishermen offered demonstrations in their trade.

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Step Right Up and Meet the Fleet Next Week in Menemsha
Alex Elvin

The Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust hosts its first Meet the Fleet event at Menemsha Harbor next Thursday. Most of the Island's commercial fleet will be on hand, plus historic ships and crab racing. The event is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on August 6.

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Last Groundfish Permit Stays on Island, Though Unicorn Days Are Numbered
Alex Elvin

The Nature Conservancy, working with the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust, has purchased the Island’s last historic groundfish permit. The permit was held by Greg Mayhew, owner of the Unicorn.

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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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Fishermen Plan to Hold Summer Event at Menemsha
Alex Elvin

The Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust will host its first ever Meet the Fleet event this summer to showcase the Island’s working waterfront.

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