Cape May fishing boats once caught all sorts of fish, but now the most important catch is scallops. We ate some Tuesday night, and they were delicious! Bluefish and flounder are also caught in these waters, though the restaurant that has bluefish on the menu said it was out of season. (I don't know if this is actually the case.)
On the docks we saw quite a few fishing boats and warehouses where the scallops were being prepared for shipment to other places. Sport fishing and fishing from various docks also appeared to be quite popular.