Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group
Oceans, Conservation, Biodiversity, Fisheries
Oak Bluffs, MA
The Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group, Inc. is a non-profit organization comprised of the shellfish departments the six Island towns. For over thirty five years, the Group's community-based resource management program has sought to preserve and expand the Island's traditional shellfisheries. Key to this effort has been the operation of a solar-assisted shellfish hatchery, the application of innovative aquaculture technology and a continuing vigilance to improve and maintain the good surface water quality crucial to a viable shellfish industry.