Bay scallopers are joining derby fishermen in and around Island waters.

Bay scallop season opens Wednesday in Edgartown, nearly always the first of the Island towns to open its recreational scallop season.

Those holding family shellfish permits were allowed to scalloping in all areas starting Oct. 1 in Edgartown. There is a limit of one 10-gallon wash basket per week, and no dragging for scallops allowed in Cape Pogue Pond from Oct. 1 through Oct. 24.

The commercial season begins Oct. 27. Commercial scallopers will be limited to three level 10-gallon wash baskets per day Monday through Friday.

In Oak Bluffs, the family scallop season begins Oct. 18 in Sengekontacket Pond and outside waters, with the commercial season starting Oct. 27.

Lagoon Pond opens for recreational scalloping on Nov. 1, with the commercial season beginning Nov. 3.

Tisbury selectmen approved the shellfish committee's proposed bay scallop dates at their Tuesday meeting. Vineyard Haven’s bay scallop season begins Oct. 18 for recreational permit holders in outside ponds and Oct. 20 for commercial scallopers. Lake Tashmoo will open for scalloping Nov. 29 for recreational permit holders and Dec. 1 for commercial shellfishermen.

Aquinnah and Chilmark open their scalloping seasons later in the fall. There are no bay scallops in West Tisbury.

The bay scallop season usually ends in March.