Disappointing Scallop Season – Again

Sawyer Clark with handful of "bug bay" scallops 2021
Sawyer Clark with a handful of “bug bay” scallops in 2021
Photo Mike Wright

Surveys of two dozen sites around the Peconic Estuary by scientists from Cornell Cooperative Extension have once again revealed what appears to be an almost total die-off of adult bay scallops ahead of the opening of the annual harvest.

IMPORTANT UP-DATE: The Trustees voted on October 24th at their meeting to delay the opening of the scallop season in Trustee waters until November 13, 2022. The season ends on March 31, 2023.

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