Permit Bank Is Top Priority for Fishermen's Trust
Alex Elvin

Sand mining, the need for community support and a permitting system that some Island fishermen say is flawed and broken were key topics at a recent meeting of the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust.

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Fishermen's Trust Regroups, With Regret Over Cape Wind Settlement
Alex Elvin

After a period of dormancy, the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust has resurfaced with a renewed mission to support commercial fishermen.

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Weighing Anchor, But Much More to the Story
Matthew Mayhew
There are many iconic skylines, but few as proud and cherished as the stabilizer arms that reach above the fish markets from Menemsha’s sister draggers, the Unicorn and the Quitsa Strider II.
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Lawsuit Dropped, Fishermen and Cape Wind Vow to Cooperate
Sara Brown

In a reversal this week, Vineyard fishermen dropped their lawsuit over the Cape Wind project, with Cape Wind in turn agreeing to support access and a new permit program for fishermen who make a living in the waters around Horseshoe Shoal.

At a conference call with members of the Island and regional media Tuesday, Cape Wind communications director Mark Rodgers and Warren Doty, president of the Martha’s Vineyard/Dukes County Fishermen’s Association, announced that the lawsuit, which was filed in federal court two years ago, would be dropped.

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Two Programs to Aid Vineyard Fisherman
Remy Tumin

Vineyard fishermen may have a fairer shot at lucrative federal and state permits with the introduction this week of two new programs aimed at making the permits more affordable.

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