Maine's Scallop Divers Feel They Should Get Preference over Draggers
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Portland Press-Herald] By Mary Pols - January 26, 2015 -
As the scallop fishery rebounds, divers hope for a break
Some argue that diving is the most sustainable way of fishing for scallops and that the state should recognize that in its rule-making.
In 2013, 85 people held commercial scallop diving licenses. Only about 33 people are thought to be actively using them. The decline reflects a loss of a Maine way of life. It also has implications for a troubled but rebounding scallop...
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