America’s Scallop Harvest Projected to Decline Again In 2022

America’s scallop fishing industry will continue to decline in catch into next year due to a decrease in the availability of the oft-pricy shellfish off the East Coast, federal regulators say.

New Rules For Scallop Fishery Take Effect April 1

A Feb. 17 presentation on upcoming changes to Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) scallop fishery management drew a number of New England fishermen to listen to scallop leaders from the New England Fishery Management Council and agencies of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

Prime Scallop Fishing Grounds To Stay Open In Maine

February 21, 2022 Associated Press

The Maine Department of Marine Resources had been considering closing the Cobscook Bay area to fishing to prevent overharvesting scallops. The department said Thursday the area will remain open through at least Feb. 19.

Peconic Bay Scallop Season a Non-Starter for 3rd Year in a Row

November 18, 2021 Lisa Finn, Patch

Fans of Peconic Bay scallops, the mouthwatering morsels that have been a longstanding part of the North Fork tradition, were disappointed once again this year when the season once again turned out to be less-than-stellar, with few scallops available.

Maine Using Lottery to Give Out New Scallop Licenses

October 27, 2021 Associated Press

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