County, State, and Federal Listings: J—M
MARTHA'S VINEYARD COMMISSION
P.O. Box 1447
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
PHONE: (508) 693-3453
FAX: (508) 693-7894
HOURS: 8:30-5:00 Monday-Friday
PUBLICATIONS: "Edgartown Great Pond Nitrogen Loading Study," "Island Coastal Ponds Water Quality Study, 1998," eelgrass surveys (Tashmoo Pond, 1998; Sengekontacket, 1998; and Edgartown Great Pond, 1999). Also, "Chilmark, Menemsha and Squibnocket Ponds Nutrient Loading and Recommended Management Program, 2001," "Nutrient Loading to Lagoon Pond, 2000," and "Nutrient Loading to Tisbury Great Pond, 2000."
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Tidal flushing analysis, freshwater resources water quality, groundwater elevation, nitrogen loading sensitivity and management options, education of local decision makers.
KEYWORDS: Water quality, water resource assessment, groundwater, tidal flushing, nitrogen loading
MARTHA'S VINEYARD LAND BANK COMMISSION
167 Main Street
Edgartown, MA 02539
PHONE: (508) 627-7141
FAX: (508) 627-7415
E-MAIL: Not available.
HOURS: 9:00-4:00 Monday-Friday
The Land Bank purchases land on Martha's Vineyard to protect the Island's traditional landscapes, to manage their natural resources, and to encourage public access where and when possible. Nearly three thousand acres have been conserved since 1986; no entrance fee is charged. The Land Bank Commission, a public body comprising an elected member from each Vineyard town plus an appointed representative of the Commonwealth, oversees the agency's activities.
PUBLICATIONS: "Martha's Vineyard Public Conservation Lands" map.
FEES: Call for information.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: No special programs.
KEYWORDS: agriculture, biology, birds, boating, coastal ponds, coastal recreation, commercial fisheries, conservation, erosion, land conservation, land trusts, natural habitats, public, recreational fisheries, shellfisheries, sportfishing, wetlands, wildlife, Martha's Vineyard
THE MARTHA'S VINEYARD SHELLFISH GROUP, INC.
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
PHONE: (508) 693-0391
FAX: (508) 693-0391
CONTACT: Rick Karney, Shellfish Biologist and Director
HOURS: 8:00-3:00 Monday-Friday
A non-profit organization comprised of the shellfish departments from five Martha's Vineyard towns. The Shellfish Group has tax deductible status as a Massachusetts corporation. The Group seeks to preserve and expand the Island's traditional shellfisheries, a very important renewable resource. This program of community resource management includes the application of innovative aquaculture technology for improvement of the Island's historically viable shellfish industry.
PUBLICATIONS: No special publications
OTHER INFORMATION: Tax deductible contributions gratefully accepted.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Aquaculture training for displaced fishermen; coordination of shellfish mgmt. options; public education in the importance of shellfish resources; water quality monitoring as it affects the shellfish resource; identification and abatement of pollution sources; breeding of genetically tagged bay scallops for monitoring purposes; restoration and construction of Island alewife fishways.
KEYWORDS: Aquaculture, Martha's Vineyard, shellfish, water quality, pollution, genetically tagged bay scallops, scallops, alewife fishways, shellfisheries, community resource management, shellfish industry, aquaculture training, oyster diseases
MASSACHUSETTS AQUACULTURE ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 500
North Eastham, MA 02651
PHONE: (508) 247-8276
FAX: By arrangement.
HOURS: No office hours. Call or e-mail for information.
The Massachusetts Aquaculture Association is a nonprofit trade association promoting aquaculture and improving the potential for aquaculture production in Massachusetts.
FEES: Annual grower membership, $50
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Provides educational services about aquaculture, advisory and referral services, information exchange and technical assistance for growers. Lectures, exhibits.
KEYWORDS: Aquaculture, Barnstable, Legislation, Seafood, Shellfisheries, Water Quality, Water Pollution
MASSACHUSETTS COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT (MCZM), CAPE COD/ISLANDS
P.O. Box 220
Barnstable, MA 02630
PHONE: (508) 362-1760
FAX: (508) 362-1698
CONTACT: Steve McKenna, Cape & Islands Regional Coordinator
HOURS: 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday
The goal of MCZM is to protect natural resources in the coastal zone while promoting responsible economic development. MCZM implements the approved Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Program, which consists of 27 policies concerned with coastal land and water management, port and harbor development, water quality, recreation, public access, coastal development, etc. MCZM manages the Coastal Facilities Improvement Program grants and Harbor Management program, and jointly administers, along with the U.S. EPA, the Buzzards Bay Project and Mass. Bay/Cape Cod Bay Program.
PUBLICATIONS: "Coastlines" (2/year, free); technical publications, maps, curricula, and other informational materials available; "CZMail" (monthly, free e-mail publication)
FEES: State Agency: most services free of charge.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: MCZM provides information and technical assistance on coastal resources, marine water quality, geology and planning, permit requirements, regulatory information, publications, conferences. Coordinates annual "Coastsweep" each September.
KEYWORDS: Aquaculture, Barnstable County, Coastal Management And Planning, Coastal Ponds, Coastal Recreation, Oil Spills, Public, Regulatory Enforcement And Information, Water Quality, Water Pollution, Wetlands, Harbor Management
MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE
SANDWICH STATE FISH HATCHERY
164 Route 6A
P.O. Box 122
Sandwich, MA 02563
PHONE: (508) 888-0008
FAX: (508) 888-0008 (call first)
HOURS: 9:00-3:00 Daily
The Sandwich State Fish Hatchery is operated by the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to supply trout for stocking area ponds and rivers. The hatchery has been operated by the state since 1912 and raises rainbow, brook, brown, and hybrid tiger trout (brook trout x brown trout cross). The hatchery maintains its own broodstock and hatching house. A section of the hatchery is open to the general public along with a small interpretive kiosk. Tours can be arranged for organized groups.
OTHER INFORMATION: Free admission. A handful of fish food is available from a vending machine for a quarter. Feeding the fish is very popular with the kids.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Raising of fish for recreational fisheries, technical assistance for aquaculture, and tours for organized groups.
KEYWORDS: aquaculture, educational services for general public, recreational fisheries, sportfishing, wildlife
MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE
SOUTHEAST WILDLIFE DISTRICT
195 Bournedale Road
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
PHONE: (508) 759-3406
FAX: (508) 759-0381
HOURS: 8:00-4:30 Mon-Fri
The Southeast Wildlife District is the regional office of the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. The district is responsible for the management of the inland fisheries and wildlife resources of the area in conjunction with staff from the Westboro field headquarters and the Boston office. The district office provides information and technical assistance on freshwater recreational fishing, hunting, nuisance animal control, general wildlife questions, general freshwater ecology questions, habitats, and related subjects. The district land protection agent coordinates land acquisitions for the Department's habitat protection program.
PUBLICATIONS: Pond maps; stocking locations; write for a state-wide publications list; "Massachusetts Wildlife," quarterly magazine.
OTHER INFORMATION: Licenses (varies) are required to fish in freshwater ponds and streams and to hunt. Information and technical assistance is generally free of charge.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Stocking of fish and birds for recreational purposes and stock enhancement, management of access areas, wildlife and rare species habitats, land acquisition and protection, pond and stream surveys
KEYWORDS: acid rain, aquaculture, biology, birds, coastal streams, coastal ponds, conservation, educational services for general public, land conservation, natural history, natural habitats, recreational fisheries, regulatory enforcement and information, sportfishing, underwater research, water resources, wildlife
MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES (DMF)
STATE LOBSTER HATCHERY AND RESEARCH STATION
OFFICE: Shirley Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
PHONE: (508) 693-0060 (7:00-4:00 Mon-Friday)
FAX: Not available.
E-MAIL: Not available.
CONTACTS: Michael Syslo, Director
HOURS: 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 Mon-Friday, June-August; Winter, by appointment
The State Lobster Hatchery is responsible for stocking the coastal waters of Massachusetts with lobsters. It also conducts research into various facets of the life cycle of the lobster and educates the public about the activities of the Division of Marine Fisheries.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Provides slide shows and talks about lobsters and other shellfish and an advisory service on methods of seawater plumbing, filtration and construction. Specializes in lobster biology and various forms of shellfish culture, and aquaculture systems of plumbing and seawater filtration. Educator's resource library, speaker's bureau and internships.
KEYWORDS: Aquaculture, commercial fisheries, lobster fisheries, marine research, public, shellfisheries
MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME ACADEMY
CENTER FOR MARITIME TRAINING
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
PHONE: (508) 830-5005
FAX: (508) 830-5018
CONTACT: Robert Walsh, Director
HOURS: 8:00-4:00 Mon-Fri
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy Center for Maritime Training is dedicated to providing specialized professional training programs for seagoing and maritime operations personnel. Custom training programs for the maritime industry can also be provided.
PUBLICATIONS: Informational materials
OTHER INFORMATION: Programs range from one day to two weeks in length.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Commercial training programs for all mariners, industry management and response teams to meet the requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA-90), and state and federal laws governing all aspects of the maritime industry.
Programs offered include STCW, Shiphandling in Manned Models, Oil Spill Response, Emergency Management, OSHA Hazwoper and OSHA Recertification.
KEYWORDS: oil spill training, port security, vessel security, emergency management, simulation, STCW, manned models shiphandling, BRM, ARPA, Fast Rescue Boat, Personal Survival Craft, Radar Observer Renewal
MASSACHUSETTS SHELLFISH OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
c/o Natural Resources Department
P.O. Box 2060
South Dennis, MA 02660
PHONE: (508) 760-6123 (Marcy)
FAX: (508) 394-8309
E-MAIL: Not available.
WWW: Not available.
CONTACT: Alan Marcy, Secretary/Treasurer (Town of Dennis Shellfish Constable)
HOURS: 8:30-4:00 Mon-Fri
The Association provides a forum for coastal municipalities' shellfish officers to exchange information about shellfish research, management, law enforcement, water quality issues, etc., and to invite speakers to the association meetings to provide additional insight into the problems of the shellfish industry. The association works closely with the Mass. Div. of Marine Fisheries and provides input to legislators on shellfish related issues. Other areas of involvement include shellfish propagation, management, regulation and enforcement; aquaculture dealing with shellfish and relays; water quality and land-use practices as they relate to estuaries; and public education of those topics and shellfish.
PUBLICATIONS: "Guide to Shellfish in Massachusetts," "Clean Water and You - What You Can do About Non-Point Source Pollution," "Do Not Feed the Wild Waterfowl," "Massachusetts Shellfish Officers Association," and other pamphlets.
FEES: Referrals free; convention charges vary.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Reference or referral services; annual convention information; annual meeting in March; regular meetings in June, October, and December; and setting up a scholarship for students in marine science.
KEYWORDS: Acid Rain, Aquaculture, Barnstable County, Coastal Management And Planning, Coastal Ponds, Conservation, Educational Services For General Public, Health, Legislation, Marine Research, Oil Spills, Ports And Harbors, Public, Recreational Fisheries, Red Tide, Regulatory Enforcement And Information, Seafood, Shellfisheries, Waste Disposal And Treatment, Water Quality, Water Pollution, Water Resources, Wetlands
MONOMOY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Wiki Way, Morris Island
Chatham, MA 02633
PHONE: (508) 945-0594
FAX: (508) 945-9559
HOURS: Refuge is open dawn to dusk (a 3/4-mile trail winds through a variety of coastal habitats); visitor contact station and bookstore is open seasonally. Call ahead for hours of operation and an activity schedule.
The refuge provides a feeding, resting, and nesting area for migratory waterfowl, colonial seabirds, and shorebirds. Monomoy Refuge is part of the 94 million acre National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior. The Refuge has long been a favorite destination for birders. Visitors also enjoy hiking, fishing, photography, wildlife observation, and guided natural history tours.
PUBLICATIONS: Call for publications listing.
FEES: Not applicable.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Educational, technical, and environmental information and services are provided. Tours and exhibits. Internships. Parking lot on Morris Island open dawn to dusk daily.
KEYWORDS: Biology, Birds, Chatham, Coastal Management And Planning, Coastal Ponds, Coastal Recreation, Conservation, Natural Habitats, Wetlands, Wildlife
Woods Hole Sea Grant 193 Oyster Pond Road, MS#2, Woods Hole, MA 02543 (508) 289-2665 firstname.lastname@example.org