Plans for Southern Tier Housing Project Come Into Focus
The Oak Bluffs select board Tuesday got a first look at plans and drawings for the Southern Tier development, a two-phase, 60-unit affordable housing project off Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road near the YMCA.
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West Tisbury Sets Shellfishing Dates
Recreational oyster season will begin on Nov. 1 with a half bushel limit, while the commercial season begins on Nov. 14 with a limit of 800 pieces (individual oysters) per day for three days a week.
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State Report Urges Immediate Action to Slow Ocean Acidification
A sweeping new state report on ocean acidification recommends legislators take immediate steps to mitigate the impacts on the state aquaculture industry.
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Seeding Quahaugs Aids Health and Harvest in Lagoon Pond
Will Sennott
Tisbury shellfish constable Danielle Ewart had her boat loaded with 225,000 quahaugs. Fully grown, the hard-shelled clams would have weighed upwards of 40 tons.
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West Arm Shellfishing Resumes
Based on acceptable water quality testing results, the state is allowing shellfishing to resume in the West Arm of Lagoon Pond.
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Bait Barrel Respect
Fish only in the bait barrel labeled fish only.
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Chiton Curiosity
Suzan Bellincampi
Beachcomber and paleoecologist Heinz Lowenstam needed something he could really sink his teeth into. He found it in a discovery about a small mollusk called a chiton.
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Sengekontacket Back Open for Shellfishing After Rainfall

A state-mandated closure of Vineyard shellfishing areas has been lifted after heavy rainfall on Friday.

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Meeting about Massachusetts Shellfish Initiative

Stakeholders are invited to learn more about the Massachusetts Shellfish Initiative.

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Edgartown Introduces Non-Resident Senior Shellfish Licenses

Edgartown selectmen voted Monday to begin offering non-resident senior shellfish licenses at the price of $125.

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