Fishermen enjoying once-a-generation scallop bonanza

New rules aim to sort out limits amidst best season in memory

By Bruce Burdett
Posted 10/26/17

WESTPORT — A scallop season better than any in perhaps a generation has shellfishermen filling their boats to the legal limit in short order since opening day on October 15.

“Amazing …

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