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Scallop Management Zones

Recognizing the scallop resource and fishery varies along the coast, the final rule will provide flexibility for different regions to use different measures with the common goal of rebuilding the resource by establishing three different scallop management zones (Fig. 1). There is no opt-in requirement for Zones.

Three Scallop Management Zones

For the 2012-13 Scallop Season, the following zones had the following management measures:


Zone 1 Western Maine
Limited Access Areas
20 gallon Daily Limit
70 Day Season

Zone 2 Eastern Maine
Rotational Management
20 gallon Daily Limit
70 Day Season
Limited Access Areas

Zone 3 Cobscook/St. Croix

44 Day “Split” Season
10 gallon Daily Limit
Limited Access Areas