© 2024 Maine Public | Registered 501(c)(3) EIN: 22-3171529
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Scroll down to see all available streams.
ANTENNA TV SIGNAL NOTE: Maine Public may have an issue with our WMEM signal that serves Aroostook County, Northern Penobscot, and Western New Brunswick for those using an antenna. If you have access to the internet, you can stream Maine Public Television from our website. High School Basketball Tournament will stream LIVE from mainepublic.org, Maine Public’s Facebook page, and Maine Public’s YouTube Channel.

RADIO SERVICE NOTE: Listeners may experience broadcast issues due to system upgrades.

Maine Scallop Lottery To Let New People In Lucrative Fishery

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine fishing regulators are collecting the final entrants into a lottery to participate in one of the most lucrative marine industries in the state.The state uses a lottery system to give out new licenses for the scallop fishery. Friday's the final day for fishermen to enter the lotteries.
 
Maine scallops were worth more than $10.50 per pound at the docks last year. The scallops often sell for more than $20 per pound in grocery stores.
 
Maine fishermen harvest scallops either by drag boats or by diving for them and collecting them by hand. The two methods have their own lotteries. The vast majority of Maine's scallop fishermen use boats, but diver scallops are an especially popular restaurant item.