May 25, 2007- Fact Finding Trip to Offshore Mussel Farm in NH

On May 25, 2007, a group of fishermen from Martha's Vineyard visited the first East Coast offshore mussel farm near the Isle of Shoales in New Hampshire. 
The participants were Rick Karney, Warren Dotty, Tom Osmers, Emmett Carroll, Jeff Lynch, Al Gale, Brian Vanderhoop, Hollis Smith and Scott Lindell. 
Expenses for the trip were payed by the Menemsha Fisheries Development fund. 
The trip was part of a larger project to answer preliminary questions about the potential for offshore aquaculture in the offshore waters of Martha's Vineyard. 
In addition to the fisheries development funds, the mussel project is funded by the Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Ressources.