June 30, 2017. First scallop spawn of the season!

The first scallop spawn of the season was another spectacular success. Something is happening this season. Is it the rainy spring and cool temperatures? We couldnt say but the the egg numbers during spawns have been through the roof! Once again a record spawn with 99 million eggs collected. Unfortunately we are only capable of accommodating a certain amount of larvae at the Vineyard Haven facility and the Hughes Hatchery in Oak Bluffs. So 24 million embryos were released in Lagoon Pond on spawning day.