August 23, 2019
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Comments for: State proposes rotating closures for scallop fishery

  • Anonymous

    Another Maine Fishery destroyed by greedy fishermen.  So over fished it is a wonder any juvenile scallops are left. Well boys, you killed it, so let the crying begin.

    • Earning a living to feed your family, pay your bills, etc….is this being greedy????

      • Anonymous

         Hard to believe you have the vote with logic like this. You cannot feed a family  like this. Of course it  is being greedy in the face of a dying resource. Get a job, dig clams, cut expenses, give up the cable, smokes and treats, yadada……

  • Anonymous

    I’ll bet that the exorbitant costs of fuel and today’s economy were never factored into this Nanny State decision. The aggressive nature of the Fish and Wildlife Commission and DMR will get evasive answers such as “they’re small and hard to find this year”.

    I just had fresh sea scollops for dinner and it was a treat that I used to give myself a half dozen times a year. I paid $15 bucks a pound at Hannaford in Ellsworth yesterday. I’m done.

    ***I wrote this before I educated myself and and learned of the dynamics involved. Sorry

    •  “they’re small and hard to find this year” is not a DMR “evasive answer”.  It’s what scallopers have been saying up and down the coast since the start of the season, this year.  This initiative  is a good idea and a response to input from the fishermen and stock rebuilding success in federal waters based on similiar practices.

      Those scallops you had weren’t fresh.  The Maine season closed last Saturday.  They were a week old if harvested here or 2 weeks if they came out of the hold of a big, offshore boat in MA or NJ after returning from a 10 day trip.  Get them (in season) from the guy selling from his truck at Ellsworth Giant Sub/Blueberry Hill.  Better yet, hook up with one of the local scallopers.

      • Anonymous

         Diane, I hear what you are saying. Thank you for that. I know how to buy them. This was an impulse buy since I’m not big on spiral ham this weekend. I used to  have a diver drop a gallon in my fridge and fill in the blank check on the table most times.

         I also have a distrust of the New England Fisheries management in general since they were playing fast and furious and got busted in Massachusetts a couple years ago.. It was similar to the GSA million dollar party in Vegas headlined recently.

        Then of course, the COA and know it all screech of Right Whale population decline (2010) and a week later fifty are photographed frolicking off the rock!

        • Anonymous

          50 is no where near what they used to have though.

      • Anonymous

        I agree they should close the harvest down for a couple years

  • Anonymous

    It would be best to close off all fisheries for a few years and see what happens.

    • Anonymous

      Ok, my research (search engine) just educated me. Close it down. I read that when I was buying gallons in the early nineties we harvested 15 million pounds. Recent catches (with halved seasons) are producing about a million pounds. Got it.

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