Our Water Quality: Who Cares?

The Nantucket bay scallop fishery is one of the last wild harvest bay scallop fisheries in the country, but there is a growing concern over the health of the overall population and the sustainability of the fishery. Given the importance of the shellfisheries to Nantucket and the drastic decline of bay scallop populations along the Atlantic coast, it is critical that the Town’s shellfish are properly managed and protected.

Who Cares?

To learn more about our water quality’s impact on Nantucket Bay Scallops, visit the Nantucket Shellfish Association’s website, a non-profit organization established by a group of concerned islanders to protect and promote Nantucket’s shell fishing industry through research and education. There you’ll find information on the history of Nantucket shell fishing, where to buy and eat authentic Nantucket Bay Scallops, recipes, and much more.

Click here to learn about the sources of water pollution for Nantucket.