ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A series of meetings to discuss the development of a scallop fishery management plan is underway in Maine.
The meetings are scheduled for Tuesday in Rockland, June 16 in Ellsworth, June 17 in Machias, June 19 in Blue Hill and June 24 in Dennysville. Officials said the meetings will also include discussions about the previous season and the upcoming season.
Officials said the Scallop Advisory Council’s “season setting” meeting will follow up on the meetings on June 30 in Brewer.
The state Department of Marine Resources is hosting the meetings. State officials have said the last season’s catch will top the 2012-13 haul of 427,080 pounds at a nearly $4.9 million value.