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Maine Scallop Season to Get Underway Amid Cuts

The state approved a proposal to cut back the number of scalloping days in the southern scalloping zone from 70 to 60

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    Maine Scallop Season to Get Underway Amid Cuts
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    Maine fishing regulators are meeting with scallop fishermen around the state as they get ready for the 2015-16 season amid some cutbacks.

    The state approved a proposal to cut back the number of scalloping days in the southern scalloping zone from 70 to 60. The upcoming season begins in early December and ends in mid-April. It's happening in a time of record high prices for Maine scallops, which are typically more expensive per pound than others.

    Regulators will meet with fishermen starting on Thursday in Machias. There are also meetings scheduled for Nov. 17 in Augusta, Nov. 23 in Ellsworth and Nov. 30 in Whiting.

    Maine scallops were worth almost $7.5 million last year - the most since 1993.

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