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Maine DMR closes two more areas to scallop fishermen

An emergency rulemaking by the Department of Marine Resource will close the Machias Bay Limited Access Area and the Sheepscot River, effective Saturday. The action is the latest in a series of conservation measures taken by the agency in recent weeks to curtail the scallop harvest during a season when fishermen are enjoying record high prices. Read [email protected]  20:38