Jeff Canha is a fifth-generation Islander who has been on the water since he was born.


Edgartown selectmen voted unanimously to suspend Nick Viera’s scalloping license for three years after the shellfish constable found high levels of seed scallops in his haul.


It’s November, and that means bay scallop season has arrived on the Vineyard. But by most accounts, it will be an average to poor year for scalloping, both up Island and down.

Edgartown selectmen voted Monday to extend the bay scalloping season in Katama Bay for an additional two weeks to account for available scallops and lost fishing days because of the weather.

It’s been a banner year for bay scallops in Edgartown, with town selectmen voting this week to allow commercial scalloping on Saturdays through the end of the season.


Tisbury selectmen Tuesday set dates for the scallop season; family scalloping begins Saturday, Oct. 15, outside the Lagoon and Tashmoo. The commercial season opens Oct. 17.