Bangor Daily News: In the latest round of closures in Maine’s scallop fishery this winter, state officials have decided to shut down 3 more areas to scallop harvesting.
The areas being closed to scallop fishing include a portion in outer Penobscot Bay immediately west of St. George, Union River and Union River Bay, and the western extremities of Cobscook Bay. The areas west of St. George and in western Cobscook Bay—specifically, the smaller Whiting and Dennys bays—are limited access areas that Maine Department of Marine Resources created last year. Union River Bay is not a limited access area, but it abuts one such area in Blue Hill Bay that was closed down earlier this season.
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