Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group

Shellfish Group Set to Secure Long-Term Lease at Hughes Hatchery

The Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group has gained more autonomy for the use of the state hatchery in Oak Bluffs after a bill passed allowing a long-term lease.

Seeding Quahaugs Aids Health and Harvest in Lagoon Pond

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.

Record Quahaug Spawn Is Boon for Island Ponds

A record quahaug spawn at the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group comes as a boon to Island towns this year where saltwater ponds are seeded annually as part of shellfish management programs.

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.

Phragmites Could Play Key Role in Health of Coastal Ponds

Regular removal of phragmites is an effective and efficient way to improve the health of coastal ponds, a study has found.

State Money Boosts Shellfish Propagation, Community Services

Rep. Dylan Fernandes and Sen. Julian Cyr visited the Island late last week to dole out funds for two key Island programs.

Romancing the Oyster Is Tasty Business

Popular lore has it that oysters are an aphrodisiac. This will be put to the test, literally, on Saturday at the Harbor View Hotel as part of the annual Romancing the Oyster event.

Shellfish Group Bestows Surprise Honor on Retiring Director

The hatchery on Lagoon Pond that has spawned a valuable shellfish industry on the Vineyard will be renamed the Richard C. Karney Solar Hatchery.

Shucking and Jiving with the Shellfish Groove

On Saturday, the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group is throwing their annual benefit party at the Chilmark Community Center.

In Praise of the Wise Man Who Always Saw the Shell Half Full

In January after over 40 years with the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, I will be stepping down as its director.