Time to get the wash baskets ready; the Edgartown recreational bay scallop season opens Saturday.

Town selectmen approved dates for the upcoming scallop season at their meeting Monday. As recommendated by shellfish constable Paul Bagnall and the shellfish committee, family scalloping will begin Saturday, Oct. 1, with a limit of one level 10-gallon wash basket, or one bushel basket, per week. All areas will be open, with no dragging allowed in Cape Pogue until Oct. 29.

The commercial bay scallop begins Tuesday, Nov. 1 with a daily limit of three level 10-gallon wash baskets, Monday through Friday.

Both seasons are scheduled to run through March 31 unless conditions warrant an earlier closure, Mr. Bagnall said.

“We’re looking at a pretty decent scallop year,” the longtime constable said. “Nothing like the old days, but hopefully around four or five thousand bushels, with about 50 limits a day.”

Mr. Bagnall said he will provide updates about quahaug seed at a future meeting, along with an update about vibrio. For the past three years oyster farms on Katama Bay were closed for brief periods in the later summer because of cases of vibrio, a naturally-occurring bacteria that thrives in warmer water. There has not been a closure this year.

“The brief summary is we didn’t have as many cases as last year, so that’s good news,” Mr. Bagnall said. “Also, statewide the cases are down.”

In other business, selectmen heard an update from Woody Filley about plans to alter the traffic configuration on North Water street to accommodate traffic waiting for the Chappy ferry. The reconfiguration was also used last fall.

“It always helps when we do it,” Chappy ferry co-owner Peter Wells said. Town highway superintendent Stuart Fuller will survey the area to finalize plans.

The board also heard an update about the slow-moving project to develop tidal energy in Muskeget Channel off Chappaquiddick.

Preliminary permits for the project were first issued in 2006, with no financial responsibility from the town. Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative is overseeing the project, and surveys and tests have been conducted in the area. About $300,000 in funding is being sought from the state Clean Energy Center for fishery and archaeological studies for the project, which looks to generate five megawatts of energy over five years.

The permit for the project was recently suspended because of lack of progress, selectman Arthur Smadbeck said Monday. Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative executive director John Miller, who joined the meeting by speaker phone, said the permit could be reinstated if work is done.

Mr. Miller said his organization would continue to work with state and federal organizations to keep the permit viable and to find funding to finish preliminary work.

“We’re still behind you,” Mr. Smadbeck said, later thanking Mr. Miller for his work. “I know it’s been a long 10 years, and maybe, hopefully, the technology will finally catch up to what we want and one day we’ll be able to bring some electricity on shore.”

Selectmen also approved a common victuallers license for Wolf’s Den pizza. Town officials said James Goff and Tanya Chipperfield, who operate a Wolf’s Den pizza in Vineyard Haven, plan to open a second branch of the restaurant in Edgartown, next to Our Market.

The board also approved extending the seasonal liquor license for Backyard Tacos on Winter street to Nov. 30. It had been set to expire on Oct. 1.