Maine closes more scallop areas to fishing – reduce Maine shrimp fishing limits

ELLSWORTH, Maine — To protect the ability of scallop fishing beds to replenish themselves, state officials have closed down scallop fishing areas in Hancock County and in Washington County. Maine Department of Marine Rmkesources iuntitledndicated Friday that it was closing limited-access fishing areas off Jonesport and Addison, in northwest Blue Hill Bay, in Englishman Bay and in Machias and Little Machias bays. Read more here

State officials have made some adjustments to fishing rules for this winter’s Gulf of Maine shrimp season, extending fishing hours for trawlers but reducing the daily limit for trappers. Read more here