Maine Scallopers Poised to Reap Bounty
January 3, 2012
Kennebec Journal: Maine scallop fishermen expect to get record prices for their catch this season with strong global demand and a diminished supply from Japan and other competing, scallop-producing nations.
The weak U.S. dollar also is helping boost prices, said Dana Temple, who owns Crescent Bay Inc. seafood company in Cape Elizabeth.
“The prices these guys are going to get are probably going to be higher than they’ve ever gotten in the history of this fishery,” said Temple, who’s been selling scallops for 35 years. The higher price for fishermen also means consumers will pay more in restaurants and food stores.