More Lobstermen Turn to Scallop Farming

Photo/Dann Blackwood, USGS

NPR: If you don’t love scallops, you probably just haven’t had one that’s cooked properly. That is, pan-fried with some garlic and butter and herbs. They are very tasty.

In Maine, scientists and fishermen are learning how to farm, instead of catching, these tasty sea critters. That could be good for business and the environment.

Out on the water off Stonington, Maine, Marsden Brewer is motoring his lobster boat through the crowded fishing harbor. Today, just about all the boats here are lobster boats. But 30 years ago, he says, it was a different story.

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