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Long Island Scallop Crop Almost Destroyed by Algae

Associated Press

The state will import scallops from New England and transplant them in Peconic Bay to replace scallops destroyed by a growth of algae caused by fertilizer runoffs and septic tank overflows, officials said.

This year’s Long Island scallop crop, normally a $1.2-million industry, is almost a total loss, officials said Friday.


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