Edgartown Selectmen Suspend Scalloper's License
Noah Asimow
Edgartown selectmen voted unanimously to suspend Nick Viera’s scalloping license for three years after the shellfish constable found high levels of seed scallops in his haul.
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Fisherman Comes Up with Largest Catch of This or Any Season
Vineyard Gazette
The 83-foot sea-scalloper Stanley M. Fisher, Capt. George H. Fisher of Oak Bluffs, came up with perhaps the biggest catch of this or any other season last Thursday night, the Navy’s nuclear powered submarine, the U.S.S. Nautilus.
 
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Dragging for Gold, Bay Scallopers Navigate Seasonal Ebb and Flow
Noah Asimow
It’s November, and that means bay scallop season has arrived on the Vineyard. But by most accounts, it will be an average to poor year for scalloping, both up Island and down.
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Edgartown Extends Bay Scallop Season
Sara Brown
Edgartown selectmen voted Monday to extend the bay scalloping season in Katama Bay for an additional two weeks to account for available scallops and lost fishing days because of the weather.
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Edgartown Allows Saturday Scalloping
Sara Brown

It’s been a banner year for bay scallops in Edgartown, with town selectmen voting this week to allow commercial scalloping on Saturdays through the end of the season.

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Tisbury Sets Dates for Bay Scallop Season
Heather Hamacek

Tisbury selectmen Tuesday set dates for the scallop season; family scalloping begins Saturday, Oct. 15, outside the Lagoon and Tashmoo. The commercial season opens Oct. 17.

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Tempers Flare During Poor Scalloping Season in Oak Bluffs
Steve Myrick

A long-simmering dispute over bay scallop fishing in Oak Bluffs has erupted in physical confrontation, theft, and vandalism over the past month.

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Tisbury Closes Lagoon to Scalloping; Outer Harbor Stays Open
Heather Hamacek

Lagoon Pond was closed to scalloping on the Vineyard Haven side, effective Wednesday morning. At a meeting Tuesday, the Tisbury selectmen voted to follow the shellfish constable’s recommendation to close the pond, but decided to keep the outer harbor open until Dec. 31.

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Selectmen Try to Cool Heat Over Sengie Scallop Closure
Steve Myrick

Selectmen this week tried to broker a compromise solution in a heated dispute among town shellfishermen over the closing of Sengekontacket Pond to bay scalloping on the Oak Bluffs side.

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Lack of Adult Scallops Closes Aquinnah Season; Cause Unknown
Alex Elvin

Following the early closure of the scalloping season in Aquinnah, town officials and shellfish biologists are trying to understand the unexpected decline in the number of adult scallops this year. The season closed Nov. 15 in response to a lack of adult scallops; a black algae was also observed growing on many of the scallop shells.

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