State Issues Two-Week Closure for Katama Bay Oyster Farms
Sara Brown

Katama Bay oyster farms have been closed for two weeks following three confirmed cases of Vibrio illness tied to oysters from the area.

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Romancing the Oyster

It’s time for the annual Romancing the Oyster event at the Harbor View Hotel.

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Toxic Plankton Shuts Down Shellfishing, Algae Raises Alarm
Julia Wells and Heather Hamacek
It’s been bad news for shellfishing on Martha’s Vineyard and beyond in recent days, from a state-ordered closure to the discovery last week of a heavy algae bloom in the Tisbury Great Pond.
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Vineyard Oyster Farmers Get Creative to Keep Vibrio at Bay
Alex Elvin
While a new study on Vibrio looks at possible causes, from warming seas to increased demand, Vineyard growers are using various techniques to combat the bacteria during the hottest months.
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Brotherhood of Oysters Is Delicious
Alex Elvin
Under a silvery gray sky this week, brothers Dan and Greg Martino motored out from Lagoon Pond to their oyster farm off Eastville.
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Katama Bay Oyster Farms Reopen
Sara Brown

Katama Bay oyster farms reopened for business Thursday morning after a two-week closure because of Vibrio illness traced to consumption of raw oysters harvested from the water. The 12 aquaculture farms operating on the bay were back up and running early Thursday.

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Scientists Use Katama Bay for Detailed Study of Oysters and Vibrio
Sara Brown
As Katama Bay oyster farms remain closed because of Vibrio illness tied to raw oysters, scientists are using the bay as a testing ground to understand more about the bacteria and how it interacts with oysters.
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Katama Bay Oyster Farm Closure Extended
Sara Brown

Katama Bay oyster farms will remain closed for another week following additional confirmed cases of Vibrio illness tied to the area, a state Department of Marine Fisheries official said Tuesday afternoon. Chris Schillaci told oyster farmers that handling is not the problem.

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State Issues Precautionary Closure of Katama Bay Oyster Farms
Sara Brown

Katama Bay oyster farms have been closed for a week because of three cases of confirmed cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus illness tied to consumption of raw oysters from the area, state officials announced Wednesday.

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Court Dispute Over Oyster Farm Ends
Olivia Hull

Oak Bluffs has reached an agreement with an Eastville homeowner who had sued the town over an aquaculture venture near his home.

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