Nantucket Scallopers Enjoy Another Good Season

Commerical scalloper, photos courtesy the Coonamessett Farm Foundation.
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.