Our Changing Waters - What's Up With Peconic Bay Scallops

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In this episode your host, and favorite angler :) George Scocca does a deep dive so to speak into the issues we're seeing with the Jewel of the East End the Peconic Bay Scallop. Did you know that the Peconic Bay Scallop is the New York State shell? Did you know that this amazing creature can live for over 20 years? Did you know that these tasty little morsels are filter feeders and play an important role in the eco system of our bays?

George interviews Dr. Stephen Tettelbach Shellfish Ecologist/Professor Emeritus of Biology about the current state of the Peconic Bay Scallop and what is believed to be causing the die-off.

There is a lot of history behind the Peconic Bay Scallop and it is part of the overall fabric of the beautiful body of water. In the 20's mostly women would become "openers" and "earn $3 a day and still have time to get home to cook dinner."

They also get into the collapse of the Long Island Lobster fishery as well as the effects of the taking over of the Asian crab.

This is one of a series we will be doing over the coming months on Our Changing Waters.

Please join us for an interesting and informative show.

Send any questions you may have to [email protected] or stop by newyorkfishingpodcast.com and leave a voice message that will be played on a future show.

 

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