Fishermen Safety Course Is Hands On Survival Training

On Thursday morning, about 35 fishermen took part in a Safety and Survival Training program, a two-day free course that walked commercial fishermen through live saving skills, including plunging into the frigid ocean in thick neoprene survival suits.

Fishermen's Trust Proposal Aims to Clear the Clutter in Menemsha

The fishing cages, nets and other gear that lie scattered around Menemsha may soon have a place of their own behind the Chilmark landfill.

Catch and Release Striped Bass Tournament

It’s time to mark calendars for the 26th annual fly rod striped bass catch and release tournament.

Safety Training for Fishermen

The Fishing Partnership Support Services will conduct two days of safety training for commercial fishermen.

Vineyard Fishermen Warn of Ruin If Conch Rule Enacted

Martha’s Vineyard commercial fishermen let the state’s Division of Marine Fisheries know what they think of proposed rule updates and new regulations that would affect the Island fishing industry.

Catch of the Day Is Local Fish, Compelling Conversation

The Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard became an outdoor dining room as Islanders enjoyed fresh seafood and a conversation with author Paul Greenberg.

Nothing Flukey, Skipper Captain John Potter Is a Good Catch

On a sunny, calm day with a full moon tide, Oak Bluffs charter Captain John Potter greets his guests with hugs and a big smile. Most are repeat customers or regulars.

Fishermen Give Cold Shoulder to Offshore Wind Developer

A representative from Denmark’s largest energy company had a chilly reception in Chilmark this week as commercial fishermen and others discussed a proposed wind farm south of the Vineyard.

Climate Change Poses Challenge for Atlantic Fisheries

Warming and acidifying ocean waters will negatively affect many fish and shellfish stocks in the Northeast in the coming years, a new study has found.

Big Fish: Menemsha-Raised Fisherman Reels in 700-Pound Tuna

Born and raised Menemsha fisherman Capt. Jeff Lynch said he relied on his fishing skills gained on the Island when he caught a 700-pound bluefin tuna in Cape Cod Bay last weekend. The giant fish was shipped to Japan to be sold at a fish market.