Maine scallop survey shows mixed results

Scalloper sc3675_02LUBEC, Maine (AP) — A Maine state government survey about the density of scallops from Penobscot Bay to Lubec shows mixed results for the fishery. The survey found that the density of harvest-ready scallops was significantly higher in the Bold Coast area in 2014 than in an adjacent area in 2013. The density of harvestable scallops was also higher in the Little Kennebec and Englishman Bay area in 2014 than an adjacent area last year. The survey results say five other areas – Addison, Frenchman Bay, Swan’s Island, Isle au Haut Bay and upper Penobscot Bay – had “poor scallop abundance.” The state Department of Marine Resources performed the survey in April 2014 10:11