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.

Maine to Use Lottery to Give Out More Scalloping Licenses

October 7, 2021 Associated Press

Maine fishery officials are holding a lottery to allow new fishermen into one of the state’s most lucrative marine industries.

Maine Scallop Fishermen to Have Same Limits in Upcoming Season

August 31, 2021 Associated Press

The Maine Department of Marine Resources said regulators have proposed daily possession limits of 15 gallons along most of Maine’s coast and 10 gallons in the Cobscook Bay area. Those are the same limits fishermen faced in the previous year.

What You Should Know About the Seasonality of Seafood in Maine

Knowing seafood’s seasons is important “for the same reasons that it’s important for people to know that there are seasons in farmed products,” said Monique Coombs, who oversees marine programs and fishing community engagement​ at the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association.