Edgartown Extends Scallop, Oyster Seasons
Commercial bay scalloping and oyster seasons will be extended in Edgartown following a vote by the town select board Monday. Both will run until May 1.
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A Waterman for Life Keeps Adapting, No Matter the Storm
Jeff Canha is a fifth-generation Islander who has been on the water since he was born.
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Oyster Buyback Spawns New Ecology Program
An innovative partnership between The Nature Conservancy and the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group has created an oyster buyback program to help shellfishermen hurt by the pandemic.
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Oysters 101
The West Tisbury Library hosts a free outdoor event Sept. 17 that's all about oysters.
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Peter West to Plant, Grow and Dig Oysters

The Selectmen of this town have granted a license to Mr. Peter West to plant, grow and dig oysters, in a certain part of Squash Meadow Pond, for 20 years. We are glad to hear this. The oysters grown on this Island are of a very superior quality, and we should not be surprised to learn of the complete success of the new enterprise.

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Hardy Souls Work the Water in All Kinds of Weather
In late winter, as the cold winds blow, the Edgartown Harbor is a quiet place, mostly populated by gulls, the Chappy ferry making its appointed rounds, and the occasional scalloper or oysterman.
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Oyster Farmer Raises Funds
Top Shell Oyster Farm has met its initial crowdfunding goal to open a two-acre oyster farm in Edgartown.
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Oyster Farmers Ready to Harvest, But Have No Place to Sell
Will Sennott
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.
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Tisbury Oyster Farm Proposal Sees Some Pushback
Louisa Hufstader
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.
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Oyster Talk Digs Into Tasty Tidbits of Farming the Sea
Sara Brown
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.
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