Tisbury selectmen set scallop-season dates

Scalloping in the Lagoon is a popular activity.

Tisbury selectmen at their Tuesday meeting set the opening dates for the recreational and commercial scallop seasons. Recreational and family permit holders may scallop outside Lagoon Pond and Tashmoo beginning Oct. 18. Commercial fishermen must wait until Oct. 20.

Scalloping in Lagoon Pond begins Nov. 1 for recreational and family permit holders, and Nov. 3 for commercial fishermen. Lake Tashmoo will be opened to recreational and family scalloping on Nov. 29. Commercial fishermen must wait until Dec. 1.