Warm Weather a Boon for Niantic, CT, Shellfishermen
February 26, 2012
TheDay.com: About 2 hours after launching his small boat in the Niantic River Thursday, Lewis Bull returned to the state boat launch in Waterford with a bucketful of oysters, a dozen or so quahogs and just four scallops.
While the scallop haul was scant compared to the clams and oysters he’d harvested, Bull wasn’t disappointed. Throughout this winter, Bull, an East Lyme resident and former commercial lobsterman, had enjoyed one of the best years for recreational scalloping anyone can remember, thanks to an abundant population and mild weather that made it possible to make the most of the season that runs from mid-November to mid-March.