Scallops keep Cape May the No. 2 East Coast port

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) – Cape May remained the East Coast’s second-most valuable  fishing port last year, aided by rising scallop prices that offset a declining  catch, according to a report.

The report from the National Marine Fisheries Service shows the port, which  includes docks in Lower Township and Wildwood but none actually in Cape May,  took in $103 million last year. That’s up from $81 million in 2010.