Duxbury Clipper

Scallops a scattering

Skip Bennett aims to revive a lost aquaculture


Skip Bennett and Duxbury Harbormaster Jake Emerson with a photo from 1954 of scallop fishermen working at the same spot in the bay.

For a few years in the 1950s, Duxbury Bay was home to a thriving scallop industry. Then, just like that, it was gone.

Now, Skip Bennett wants to bring them back. On Oct. 19, he donated 50,000 scallop seeds to the town in the hope of restoring them  to the bay. He plans on doing the same in Plymouth Bay.

Bay scallops, when they’re about six months old, can b...

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