The town select board voted Wednesday to open the season until further notice.

Following a banner year for Island bay scallops, the town of Edgartown has opted to extend commercial bay scallop season in Cape Pogue an extra two weeks until April 14.

Lagoon Pond and just outside of the Lagoon Pond Bridge was closed to shellfishing after a sewer pipe broke at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Tuesday.


Local researchers are keeping a close watch on a parasite that has infected and decimated New York's bay scallop population.

The Oak Bluffs select board Tuesday got a first look at plans and drawings for the Southern Tier development, a two-phase, 60-unit affordable housing project off Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road near the YMCA.

Recreational oyster season will begin on Nov. 1 with a half bushel limit, while the commercial season begins on Nov. 14 with a limit of 800 pieces (individual oysters) per day for three days a week.