Commerical scalloper, photos courtesy the Coonamessett Farm Foundation.
According to the Cape and Islands NPR Station, Nantucket bay-scallop fishermen landed 14,500 bushels of scallops during the 5-month season, despite losing numerous days to cold weather and storms. The amount is less than last year, but generally considered a successful harvest and an indicator of a stable population.
The average price ranged from $12-$15 per bushel through most of the season, allowing the scallopers to make anywhere from $300 to $400 per day.
Read more about the Nantucket scallop fishery.
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