Here we see Captain Morgan in Naskeag Harbor yesterday. She and most of the other “lobster boats” that remain in the water have been rigged as trawlers and have been dredging for scallops. Some boats also are platforms for SCUBA divers to hand-harvest “Diver Scallops” in certain areas.
Scallop fishing is highly regulated in Maine, where the season lasts 60 or 70 days, depending on zone. Those fishing days are spread out a few days each month from December into April. The daily limit is 15 gallons, shucked. (Brooklin, Maine)