Peconic Bay scallop season off to a rough start


As this year’s first crop of bay scallops came in to Southold Fish Market Monday, the baymen agreed: this season could have started better.

“We actually thought it was going to be good,” said Charlie Manwaring, owner of the fish market, “but a lot of guys are coming in, many guys not [reaching] their limit.”

The bay scallop season kicked off Monday, with many bemoaning a lackluster start that didn’t match up to the success of years past.

Read more about the slow start to scallop season on Looking for some yummy recipes to try? Click here for a roundup of scallop dishes on the North Fork.

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Photo caption: Lisa Kaytis of Southold stands near a pile of scallops at Southold Fish Market. (Credit: Paul Squire)