Menemsha Pond is closed to shellfishing temporarily


Menemsha Pond was closed to all shellfishing indefinitely Tuesday following the fire that destroyed the Coast Guard Station boathouse on Monday.

According to Aquinnah shellfish constable Brian “Chip” Vanderhoop, the Division of Marine Fisheries closed the pond because of concern for material that might have entered the water due to the fire. The pond will not reopen until testing has been completed.