Commerical scalloper, photos courtesy the Coonamessett Farm Foundation.

Commerical scalloper, photos courtesy the Coonamessett Farm Foundation.

Portland Press Herald: Maine’s 4-month scallop season that ended in March apparently will be the state’s strongest in years, despite a harsh winter and new regulations unpopular with some fishermen, preliminary data show.

Data for the 2013-14 season, which runs from December to March, are not yet compiled, but a strong December catch suggests season totals will top the 2012-13 haul of 427,080 pounds at a nearly $4.9 million value, said Trisha De Graaf, a spokeswoman for the Maine Department of Marine Resources. The numbers were the highest since the state began compiling seasonal totals in 2008, she said.

Read more about the strong Maine scallop season.

 

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