Vineyard commercial fishermen are coming out ahead in a price war over bay scallops.
Yesterday, Island commercial bay scallop fishermen received as much as $15 a pound, while their counterparts on Nantucket were paid only $11 a pound.
Consumers on both Islands yesterday were paying essentially the same price, around $18 a pound. In Orleans, the price was $29.99 a pound.
The Vineyard and Nantucket still have viable bay scallops fisheries, though Cape Cod does have pockets of success.