Emergency closure ordered for two Maine scallop fisheries

Maine scallop fisheries in Cobscook Bay and Owls Head will face an emergency closure after Maine’s Department of Marine Resources (DMR) identified a 30% exceeded removal target. The closures will be effective on Saturday, Feb. 6, the DMR said. In addition, harvesting in the St. Croix River will be limited to one day per week for draggers on Wednesdays and one day per week for divers on Fridays during the months of February, March and April 2016. Based on direct input from the Marine Patrol and independent industry participants,,, Read the article here 11:29

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