Marine Biologist Doubts Parasite Was Only Cause of Bay Scallop Collapse, But It Was Another Factor
DEC commissioner Basil Seggos. PRESS FILE
Many scallops in the Peconics were found with their shells empty.
A parasite called “a significant threat” to the Peconic Bay scallop fishery may have been a factor in the near total collapse of the scallop population last year. PRESS FILE
Peter Boody on Feb 4, 2020
A parasite that the New York State commissioner of environmental conservation called “a significant threat” to the Peconic Bay scallop fishery has been detected in a sample of bay scallops...