NY Extends Bay Scallop Season


East Hampton Star: Good news for seafood lovers and harvesters alike: Scallop season has been extended in [New York] state waters, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Friday. Bay scallop harvesting was extended by a month and will end in state waters on April 30.

“The extension of the bay scallop season from March 31 until April 30 is critical to maximizing the income potential by commercial harvesters and to mitigate financial hardship caused by extensive ice in February,” Joe Martens, the D.E.C. commissioner, said in a statement. His department said fishermen “lost a significant portion of their income potential during the winter.”

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