Menemsha Pond


The 1,832-acre watershed is in Aquinnah and Chilmark.



The pond has an area of 665 acres, a mean depth of 4.7 feet, and a tidal range of 2.9 to 3.0 feet.


Water Quality

The MVC categorized this pond as Quality Waters. Eelgrass is present and in good condition in the pond. Water quality is good. There is a limited bay scallop fishery, large commercial oyster aquaculture, and a significant herring run.


Massachusetts Estuaries Project Study

MEP report



A large commercial oyster aquaculture project has been established.

Office location:

Office location:

The Stone Building
33 New York Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Telephone: 508-693-3453
Fax: 508-693-7894

Mailing Address

Mailing address:

Martha's Vineyard Commission
P.O. Box 1447
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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