Another rough year reported for Peconic Bay scallop season
Another die-off of Peconic Bay scallops is being
scallop harvest season started today and continues through March 31.
News 12 is hearing it’s another rough year following
the historic die-off last year.
of factors that may have contributed is a parasite, the presence of predatory
cow-nosed rays which eat scallops, warmer waters, and low dissolved oxygen
levels during summer spawning season.
impact will be felt in the local economy, hitting baymen, local markets that
sell them and numerous restaurants hard.