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.


Jeff Canha is a fifth-generation Islander who has been on the water since he was born.
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.
The West Tisbury Library hosts a free outdoor event Sept. 17 that's all about oysters.
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.


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