Scallop fishermen speak out on proposed zoning rules in Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Members of Maine’s scallop industry gave mixed reviews Tuesday to proposed rules that would establish multiple fishing zones on Maine’s coast. The Department of Marine Resources held a public hearing at Ellsworth City Hall to solicit input from fishermen and other industry members on the new rules. It was part of a four-day swing through the state that began Monday in Machias and ends Oct. 4 in Wiscasset. About two-dozen people, mostly fishermen, showed up at Tuesday’s meeting. Many criticized a proposal to implement rotational management

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