Photo/Cornell Cooperative Extension

Photo/Cornell Cooperative Extension

Bangor Daily News: It may not be like 30 years ago, when Maine’s coastal scallop fishery was at its peak, but 2012 produced the highest value for the annual fishery in the past 12 years.

According to state officials, this is a sign that the strict conservation approach that Maine has pursued since 2009 is starting to show positive results. That strict approach is expected to continue, though some specific regulations may be changing, for the 2013-2014 season, which is set to begin early next month.

Read more about Maine’s scallop management success.


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