Nantucket: Recreational Bay Scallop Season Opens October 1st

Bay ScallopsA true sign of autumn on Nantucket!  Time to check your waders and scalloping gear and go catch some of the tasty bivalves!  Beginning on October 1st the long-cherished tradition of recreational scalloping begins (and is permitted Wednesday through Sunday). The commercial bay scalloping season begins on November 1, and both run until March 31, 2022.  A license is required for each and can be obtained from the licensing office at the Public Safety Facility on Fairgrounds Road.