Trustees Delay Scallop Season 2022

Bay scallops
Photo by Jon M. Diat

At their Monday meeting, the East Hampton Town Trustees set Nov. 13 at sunrise as the opening of waters under their jurisdiction to the harvesting of bay scallops.

New York State waters open on the first Monday in November, which falls this year on Nov. 7. Town code allows for the taking of scallops from trustee waters between the third Monday in October and March 31 of the following year, but the trustees have traditionally opened their waterways shortly after the opening of state waters, to allow additional time for the mollusks to spawn. 

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