Maine proposes to keep scallop season mostly status quo

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ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) - Maine is considering a scallop fishing season that would allow fishermen to harvest levels of the shellfish similar to last year.

The state's scallop season takes place in the winter and spring. The Maine Department of Marine Resources says daily possession limits would remain the same as last season.

The state is also seeking to close some areas along the coast to allow the scallop population to rebuild. That includes eastern Casco Bay and upper Sheepscot River.