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Maine scallop season begins under new regulations

December 3, 2012 • Business


FILE – In this photo from Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, scallop meat is shucked at sea off Harpswell, Maine. Maine’s scallop fishermen are operating under new regulations that divide the state into three zones and establish a rotational management system similar to crop rotation on land. Regulators say the rules aim to give fishermen flexibility while rebuilding the scallop population. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s scallop fishermen are operating under new regulations that divide the state into three zones and establish a rotational management system similar to crop rotation on land.

The rules aim to give fishermen flexibility while rebuilding the scallop population, regulators say. Fishermen — rarely ones to embrace more regulations — say they’re willing to give them a try if it means more scallops Login to read more

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