Maine Using Lottery to Give Out New Scallop Licenses

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine fishing regulators are collecting applications for the state lottery that gives out scallop harvesting licenses.

Sea scallops are one of the most valuable marine resources in the state. The Maine Department of Marine Resources said it will accept applications through Friday at 4:30 p.m.

The state plans to give out eight licenses for drag boat fishermen and a half dozen for divers.

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