This year's winter has lingered on far past anyone's desire. It has been brutal at times, snow falling in waves, and many fisheries have felt the pain. We did receive some good news this week, besides the warm temperatures. The powers that be have decided to extend the Nantucket Bay Scallop season for a couple of more weeks to allow fisherman time to fill their tags. The harsh winter conditions impeded production this year. There were times when we went weeks without the product, so this extension will allow customers everywhere to enjoy the best tasting scallops in the world for just a little while longer than expected. There are not many tags out there, so don't expect bay scallops to be overflowing market stands, but it is nice to know we might get a few more shots at these delicious, precious orbs of sweetness in 2014.