Scallop Shucking Contest
*The contest has been cancelled due to Tropical Storm Jose. Each year, the vessel donating the scallops arrives the morning of the contest in order to have fresh scallops in the shell. The entire fleet returned to port earlier this week to ride out the storm safe at home so no scallops are available. We will have a shucking demo and storm stories told by commercial fishermen following the link squeezing contest at noon.
A scallop boat has a seven-men crew who typically work 16 hours a day and shuck an average of ten thousand scallops per day. Fast-handed fishermen will shuck bushels of scallops, competing in the shucking contest. Contestants are judged on both speed and product quality. Bring a rain coat if you want to sit in the front row when they compete on the Contest Stage – Steamship Pier. *Contest prizes provided by Latti and Anderson LLP