MV Times Article


To support the hard work of the Island fishing community, the Martha’s Vineyard Fisherman’s Preservation Trusts hosted “Meet the Fleet” last Thursday. This year’s fifth annual event invited the community onto the boats to give people an inside look at where their favorite fish comes from. 

Island residents and visitors are afforded a wide variety of locally caught seafood in our fish markets and restaurants. But the cod, haddock, and scallops are only there because fishermen, from Martha’s Vineyard and beyond, cast their nets and their lines, rain or shine.


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MV Times Article


The U.S. Coast Guard put on a helicopter search and rescue (SAR) demonstration last Thursday in Menemsha Harbor during the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust’s Meet the Fleet event. Air Station Cape Cod flew in an MH60 Jayhawk, one of six in the nation painted yellow to commemorate the coloring of Coast Guard and Navy helicopters from the mid-20th century.


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MV Gazette Article


Dutcher Dock in Menemsha Harbor was flooded with visitors Thursday evening for an opportunity to catch a glimpse inside the Island’s commercial fishing industry in the fifth annual Meet the Fleet event.


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