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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Eastville Resident Sues Town Over Oyster Farm
Olivia Hull

An Oak Bluffs resident is challenging the award of an aquaculture license at Eastville Beach. Jacob H. Ludwig 3rd is asking the superior court to overturn a decision to grant Dan and Greg Martino an aquaculture license.

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State Eyes Tighter Rules for Oyster Handling
Alex Elvin

With Vibrio an ongoing concern, guidelines for handling and transporting oysters are expected to be revised again. Vineyard oyster farmers have been exemplary in adhering to protocols, state officials said.

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New Oyster Farms, Returning Food Truck in Chilmark
Ivy Ashe
Four new oyster farms could be coming soon to Menemsha Pond, which already hosts six aquaculture ventures.
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Selectmen Allow Oyster Farm off Eastville
Olivia Hull

The 4-1 vote clears the way for brothers Greg and Dan Martino to begin a pioneering aquaculture venture. There were complaints from abutters and concerns about navigation, but the town strongly backed the project as a boost to the shellfishery.

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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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Katama Bay Oyster Farms Back in Business
Sara Brown

Oyster farms on the bay are open again after a one-week precautionary closure spurred by cases of Vibrio illness. Meanwhile, discussion has begun among oyster farmers and biologists about taking a proactive approach to the problem, possibly through planned closures during warm weather.

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State Closes Katama Bay Oyster Farms for One Week
Sara Brown

Edgartown’s bustling aquaculture industry is on hold this week, with Katama Bay oyster farms temporarily closed because of reported cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp). The state Department of Public Health and Division of Marine Fisheries announced the closure, which is expected to last one week, on Wednesday.

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