Maine Scallop Fishery Enters Emergency Closure in Moosabec Reach
The Commissioner of the Department of Marine Resources in Maine established a scallop conservation closure in Moosabec Reach within the Chandler Bay/Head Harbor Island Rotational Area in Zone 2.
The Department noted concerns over the impact that continued harvesting could have on the future of the scallops in the region. If harvesting were to continue through the rest of the 2019-2020 season, it could reduce scallop broodstock further, as well as jeopardize sub-legal scallop abundance.
The abundance was observed in the 2019 Spring Scallop survey, which is...
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