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Peconic Bay Scallops 2012


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Peconic Bay Scallops 2012

MacTAC | Nov 14, 2012 08:23 AM

In the "Scallops from the Cape, Vineyard, or Nantucket?" thread there was a mention of the Peconic Bay Scallop crop being affected by Sandy. Yesterday I was out on the North Fork and wanted to find out. Southold Fish Market had the sign out by the road, but they were closed yesterday. We stopped at Braun's and they had a nice supply at $19 lb. They were excellent last night.

This morning Newsday (online) had an article called "Scallop season ruined after Sandy". A quote; "But something yet to be identified began killing off many of the scallops, and superstorm Sandy finished the job." I did read about Red Tide concerns recently. Another quote; "It's devastating," said Eric Schultz, president of the Southold Town trustees, an independently elected body that protects the town's natural resources. "There was so much hope... Now they're gone."

If I read the article before, I might not have even looked or bought if I did find. I guess they're out there in limited numbers and limited areas that are open. November 20th should end the restrictions, barring any other issues. I guess then we'll know the actual numbers.

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