Maine Department of Marine Resources will re-open three closed scallop fishing areas

mkThe Maine Department of Marine Resources will re-open three scallop fishing areas after having closed them to protect scallop populations in December. Inner Machias Rotational Area, Wahoa/Jonesport Reach, and Gouldsboro Bay and Dyers Bay will open next week when the Department of Marine Resources allows the emergency rulemaking to lapse. The Department of Marine Resources has instituted a new system for estimating scallop abundance. This new system showed that these three areas for scallop fishing had more available biomass than originally estimated in December. Read the rest here 12:49