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After I shot the video, I hauled her out of the water. Now I need to get her ready for commercial scalloping which begins November 1.
You were going some fast! That must be a peppy motor on that boat.How do you steer with a camera in your face?
Yep, I was heading out at full throttle. Almost hit that flock of sandpipers! I had the camera set up on the bow of my boat.
I have an unanswered question for you about scaloping-maybe you can help so please bear with me.Last year Dr. Bob Kennedy and his assistants estimated the town harbor to have 30,000 bushels of scallops on the bottom.The scallopers harvested around 16,000 bushels and the scallops were gone.My question is,what happened to the other 14,000 bushels out of the 30,000 Kennedy saw, and should'nt there be a good year coming up from the spat of the remaining 14,000 bushels? I'm confused
The problem is the rust tide we have had in the harbor for the past two summers. This summer it was particularly heavy. I noted the rust tide as far up in the harbor as the inside of Coskata Pond. I suspect the rust tide is killing the seed scallops. I think we all need to finally come to grips here and admit that bay scalloping on Nantucket as we know it, is over.
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