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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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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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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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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Shellfish Sense

In the midst of dire news about declining fish stocks, the developing oyster farming industry on the Vineyard offers a rare opportunity for optimism.

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State Confirms Cases of Vibrio from Farmed Oysters
Olivia Hull

Oysters harvested from Katama Bay in Edgartown earlier this summer have been linked to two confirmed cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection. State and local health officials said no evidence of mishandling was found and no closures have been ordered.

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Oystermen Press for Speedy Resolution to Katama Bay Closure
Sara Brown

With Katama Bay closed for business because of Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp), Edgartown oyster farmers Tuesday pressed for a speedy resolution to an investigation and testing regimen under way before a delegation of high-ranking state officials Tuesday.

At a shellfish committee meeting that day, farmers discussed sticking together and going to extra lengths to guard against future closures.

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State Closes Katama Bay Oyster Farms
Sara Brown

Katama Bay oyster farms in Edgartown were closed this week after two people who ate oysters from the bay contracted Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp).

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Department of Fish and Game, Division of Marine Fisheries announced the closure Monday.

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