Maine uses Lotto to issue multiple scalloping licenses

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Maine uses Lotto to issue multiple scalloping licenses

The lottery started taking applications Sept. 29 and will close on Oct. 29.

Story Highlights

  • The state plans to give out 14 scallop fishing licenses. The Maine Department of Marine Resources said eight of the licenses will be for operators of drag boats and six will be for fishermen who dive for scallops.

  • Maine scallops were worth about $5.5 million at the docks last year. The scallops are a popular restaurant item in New England and elsewhere.