In 1975 and 1976, scallop fishing in Dare County became big business. The Wanchese Fish Co., fishing in water fifty miles east of Atlantic City, New Jersey, is showing how profitable this new enterprise can be for North Carolina. Sea scallops, which are sweeter than calico and bay scallops, are brought to shore in roughly 13,000 loads. As well as the ships' crews, shuckers also make money. Unlike other meat industries, nothing is wasted; empty scallop shells are dumped into oyster beds to become feeding grounds.