Scallop Drag and Dive License Lotteries Winners Announced

Augusta - The Maine Department of Marine Resources has announced the individuals whose names were drawn in the 2019 scallop drag and scallop dive license lotteries.

For the 2019 licensing year, six drag licenses were made available. Nine drag licenses were retired in 2018, and a ratio of 3:2 is used to calculate the number of new drag entrants. Four dive licenses were made available. Four dive licenses were retired in 2018, and a ratio of 1:1 is used to calculate the number of new dive entrants.

The individuals selected by a random drawing were:

Scallop Drag
Jacob Brawn, Bowdoin
Keon Arey, Vinalhaven
Duwayne Post, Spruce Head
Zachary Piper, Hancock
Mark Alexander, Sebasco Estates
Arthur Farnham, Vinalhaven

Scallop Dive
Benjamin Hardie, Stonington
Chad Grass, Bass Harbor
Carl Guyton, Sullivan
John Dray, Crawford

Each individual will be responsible for applying for their license within 30 days of being notified. If an individual decides not to purchase their license, the license will be made available to the next individual drawn.

Lottery winners were chosen at random by InforME, an enterprise created in 1997 by state law to ensure access to public information through technological solutions.

The opening dates of Maine's 2019-2020 scallop season are established in regulation for each gear type in each of the three management Zones. In Zone 1 the season for divers began November 14 and the season for draggers will begin December 9. In Zone 2 the season for divers began November 18 and the season for draggers begins December 2. In Zone 3 the season for divers begins December 5 and the season for draggers begins December 2. Information on the 2019-2020 season can be found on the Maine DMR website.