Scallop fishing off the coast of Long Island

Scallop fishing off the coast of Long Island
Scallop fisherman Chris Scola
Scallop fisherman Chris Scola
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  • Scallop fisherman Chris Scola
  • Scallop fisherman Chris Scola on a boat
  • Scallop fisherman Chris Scola
  • Scallop fishing equipment
  • Scallop fishing equipment
  • Scallop fisherman Chris Scola standing next to fishing equipment
  • Scallop fisherman Chris Scola digging through a pile of scallops
  • A scallop up close
  • Scallop fisherman Chris Scola showing his scallops
  • Scallops up close
  • An opened scallop
  • Scallop fisherman Chris Scola throwing a scallop
  • A boat in the distance
  • A boat at the dock

Scallop fisherman Chris Scola pilots his 39-foot dredging boat out of the port at Montauk, steaming 10 miles out to sea. The bearded 44-year-old captain says if Gov. Andrew Cuomo achieves his dream of creating 2.4 gigawatts of offshore wind energy, fishermen will have to steer clear of any giant turbines placed on top of their rich scallop beds. Scallopers see offshore wind development as a threat to their livelihoods and are suing the federal government to protect their fishery, potentially throwing a wrench in Cuomo’s master plan.

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