A productive morning dredging for bite-sized nuggets of gold on Martha's Vineyard
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Vineyard Gazette] By Alex Elvin - November 7, 2014 -
At around 6 a.m. Wednesday, Cooper Gilkes and his son Daniel were in their kitchen in Edgartown wearing orange and yellow waders, drinking coffee and getting ready for another morning on the water. The longtime fishermen have been enjoying an especially strong start to the commercial bay scalloping season in Edgartown, which began Oct. 27.
Despite the challenges, Vineyard scallops have fared much better than those on Cape Cod, where there is no longer much of an industry. The industry is now limited to the Vineyard, Nantucket, and to some degree Long Island. (The Peconic Bay scallop set is reported to be excellent - KWC)
By about 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Cooper and Daniel had their limit — three bushels each. Later in the season it will likely be a different story, as the adult scallops become fewer and fewer and more time is needed to reach their limit. But for now...
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