Comments for: Maine scallop fishermen risked livelihoods for conservation, deserve support

Posted Dec. 02, 2012, at 4:30 p.m.

Three years ago, Maine’s scallop fishermen did something special. Acknowledging the severely depleted state of the scallop resource in state waters, they worked with managers to close some of their most important fishing grounds in an attempt to help them recover. This week, those areas will be fished for the …

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  • Resources can be abused and wiped out, it’s good that the lesson has been learned. Our seas are over fished and other species are in danger and without proper human management, we sill loose more to over fishing, which we don’t seem to understand till there is a crisis.

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