Diver Scallops

MPBN has aired a piece on the Maine diver scallop fishery and the new harvesting rules being put in place.

It may be that lobster is Maine’s most popular seafood. But there are those who, if forced to choose, would opt instead for the Maine scallop – and more specifically, the diver-harvested scallop. But these delicacies have been under increasing pressure, and landings have been at historic lows in recent years. This week, scallop season opened under a new management system, which sets out a 10-year time-frame designed to restore this highly-valuable fishery.