Committee Shelves Oyster Farm Expansion at Cape Pogue
Sara Brown

The Edgartown shellfish committee will shelve for now a plan to expand oyster farms to Cape Pogue Pond, amid conflicting opinions about protecting the bay and a desire to build on aquaculture.

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Shellfish Committee Eyes Cape Pogue Expansion
Sara Brown

The Edgartown shellfish committee delayed a formal decision on a plan to open Cape Pogue Pond for oyster farms, with tension over protecting a pristine pond and competing interests.

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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
Steve Myrick

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

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Study Bolsters Theory That Shellfish Remove Nitrogen from Ponds
Alex Elvin
As communities on the Island and across the region look to shellfish as a possible strategy to restore the health of coastal ponds, a study on the Cape provides numbers to back up their work.
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Sengekontacket Pond Closed to Shellfishing After Rainfall

Sengekontacket Pond has been closed to shellfishing because of rainfall received earlier this week.

The town of Oak Bluffs has advised that the pond will be closed until at least Monday, August 17.

The state mandates pond closures after heavy rainfall because of run-off from waterfowl and other sources. Red flags fly at both bridges on the pond when it is closed to shellfishing.

 

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Sengekontacket Closed for Shellfishing after Rainfall

Sengekontacket Pond will be closed to shellfishing over the holiday weekend because of rainfall on July 1.

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October Rainfall Leads to Sengekontacket Closure

Sengekontacket Pond is closed to shellfishing for five days because of heavy rainfall received Oct. 1.

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Sengekontacket Closed for Shellfishing
Sengekontacket Pond remains closed for shellfishing because of rainfall.
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