Aquaculture

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.

Tisbury Approves Its First Shellfish Farms

Two aspiring shellfish farmers were approved for Tisbury’s first aquaculture licenses at the select board meeting Tuesday night. Noah Mayrand and Jeffrey Canha both received licenses.

Oyster Farmer Raises Funds

Top Shell Oyster Farm has met its initial crowdfunding goal to open a two-acre oyster farm in Edgartown.

Tisbury Allows More Aquaculture

Tisbury selectmen granted a second aquaculture license for town waters Tuesday, conditionally approving a license for Jeffrey Canha to raise oysters in Lagoon Pond.

Oyster Farmers Ready to Harvest, But Have No Place to Sell

On Katama Bay, oyster farmers are still working, tending their mesh cages. But due to dramatically depressed demand, most oysters maturing this spring will not be harvested.

Tisbury Oyster Farm Proposal Sees Some Pushback

Tisbury selectmen have continued until early April a hearing on Noah Mayrand’s application to farm oysters in a one-acre portion of Lake Tashmoo. It marks the first aquaculture permit application in town.

Shellfish Group, Fishermen's Trust Eye Kelp Farming

Kelp farming has the potential to become a cottage industry on Martha’s Vineyard, a winter experiment has concluded.

Oyster Talk Digs Into Tasty Tidbits of Farming the Sea

Oyster farming is no longer a promising trend but a vibrant reality and a million-dollar industry on the Vineyard, five members of the Island aquaculture community told a gathering at the Gazette newsroom Tuesday.

Tuesdays in the Newsroom Talks Oyster Farming

Tuesdays in the Newsroom, the Gazette's off-season discussion season, takes a look at this new fishery.

Committee Shelves Oyster Farm Expansion at Cape Pogue

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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