In an “emergency” measure Maine Department of Marine Resources closes Cobscook Bay, other scallop fishing areas

“The department is concerned that further unrestricted harvesting during the remainder of the 2013-14 fishing season in these areas may deplete a severely diminished resource beyond its ability to recover,” DMR officials said in a prepared statement. “This is based upon industry feedback, sea & port sampling observations, Marine Patrol observations and available survey data.” Read [email protected]  10:53

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