Cobscook Bay, St. Croix River Scallop Fishery Closed

Commerical scalloper, photos courtesy the Coonamessett Farm Foundation.
Commerical scalloper, photos courtesy the Coonamessett Farm Foundation.

Bangor Daily News: In an emergency measure, officials have closed down all of [Maine’s] Cobscook Bay and the Saint Croix River to scallop fishing for the rest of the season, as well as five other smaller areas spread out along the coast.

Maine Department of Marine Resources also has decided to add Wednesday to the days of the week during which scallop fishing is not allowed in the waters around the Muscle Ridge Islands off South Thomaston. Fishing in the Muscle Ridge area still is allowed on other days of the week, depending on variables such as the month and fishing method.

Read more about the decision to close Maine’s Cobscook by to scalloping.