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Connecticut Biologists Aim To Bring Scallops Back To Long Island Sound

Milford Laboratories is hoping to re-introduce Atlantic sea Sscallops to the Long Island Sound Milford Laboratories is hoping to re-introduce Atlantic sea Sscallops to the Long Island Sound
Milford Laboratories is hoping to re-introduce Atlantic sea Sscallops to the Long Island Sound Photo Credit: NOAA
Scallops are harvested using dredges trolled behind fishing boats. Scallops are harvested using dredges trolled behind fishing boats.
Scallops are harvested using dredges trolled behind fishing boats. Photo Credit: NOAA

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- With summer blazing along, no meal hits the spot better than fresh, local, seafood. Local clams, oysters, and lobster go from Long Island Sound to plate within the same day. However, the prized sea scallops in the waters off Connecticut and New York have not been so lucky. Milford Laboratories is hoping to change that.

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the Milford based lab is part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries project to help restore the once abundant mollusk to its former prominence in the Long Island Sound.

To learn how marine biologist grow, incubate, and harvest these treasures of the Sound, read the full article here.

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