Maine Scallop Closures Announced

March 16, 2021 The Ellsworth American

The Maine Department of Marine Resources has instituted an emergency scallop fishing closure in the St. Croix River in Zone 3; and expanded existing closures in Frenchman Bay, Swan’s Island and Isle au Haut rotational areas.

Maine’s Richest Scallop Fishing Grounds Closed for Year

February 15, 2021 Associated Press

Maine fishing regulators are closing the state’s richest scallop fishing grounds in the coming days.

Maine’s Scallop Fishery Poised to Open

Hancock County residents can look forward to feasting on freshly harvested sea scallops when the 2020-21 scallop fishing season kicks off in coming weeks. Maine’s scallop fishery landed 415,818 pounds of scallop meats worth $ 4.359 million in 2019, making it the state’s 10th most lucrative seafood.

Maine Scallop Fishermen Will Have Same Harvest Limits This Season

November 11, 2020 The Associated Press

Maine’s scallop fishermen will be able to harvest the same amount of scallops under the rules for the coming season.

Maine Scallops Continue Downward Trend After Years of Growth

Maine’s prized scallop fleet caught fewer of the shellfish for the second year in a row despite nationwide trends toward increased catch.