Menemsha and Nashaquitsa Ponds reopened to shellfishing


The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) last Thursday opened all of Menemsha and Nashaquitsa ponds to shellfishing.

DMF said the decision came after consultation with the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Public Health.

DMF closed the ponds on July 13, following the fire that had destroyed the Coast Guard Station Menemsha boathouse and pier the day before. The fire left charred, creosoted timber debris and light oil sheens throughout the area.