This has worked the ruin of the scalloping in these localities.
There is also scalloping along the shore on the Dennis grounds.
Dredging is the only method of scalloping used in Mattapoisett.
While the extent of the scalloping area is large, only portions are ever productive at any one time.
At the close of the scalloping season, when the ice came, the scallops were still abundant.
To-day the scalloping is of slight importance, and practically all is used for home trade.
The scalloping territory comprises about 2,500 acres, most of which is unproductive or productive only at intervals.
At Dennisport scalloping is practically all done by dredging, while at West Dennis scallops are all taken by the use of "pushers."
Permits are required for scalloping, but are issued free of charge by the selectmen.
Scalloping with power necessitates the services of two men, as one man has to cull while the other steers.