Scallop License Lottery Winners Announced
Augusta - The Maine Department of Marine Resources has announced the latest winners of the state's scallop license lottery. The winners include the following:
David L. Sanborn Jr., Waldoboro
Christian Lamontagne, Long Island
David Ames, Spruce Head
Mackenzie Alley, Steuben
Arlen Alley, Jonesport
Chester Barrett, Addison
Paul Rackliff, Spruce Head
Darrian Grindle, Blue Hill
Robert Willette, Scarborough
Christopher Green, Brunswick
Gary Hallett, Hancock
Zachary Gower, Charlotte
Jason McMillan, Lamoine
Christopher Sawyer, Vinalhaven
Each has been notified and will be responsible for applying for a license within 30 days of notification.
The new licenses are the result of a limited entry system established by the legislature and implemented through regulation in June 2018 that allows someone who did not hold a scallop license in the previous year to be eligible for one.
Under the regulation, each year two individuals will be awarded eligibility for a drag license through the lottery for every three individuals who did not renew their drag license in the previous calendar year. One person will also be awarded license eligibility for every person who held a commercial dive license but did not renew their license in the previous calendar year.
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.
Information on the 2021-2022 season can be found at https://www.maine.gov/dmr/science-research/species/scallops/management/2021-22/index.html