2016-17 Scallop Season Length

Since fishing opportunities cannot be provided mid-season through emergency actions, but rather only taken away, the maximum opportunity to access the resource on a daily basis has been provided up front, as foul weather often restricts access throughout the winter.  Therefore, a potential 60 day season has been provided in Zone 1, 70 day potential season in Zone 2 and a 50 day potential season in Zone 3 (Cobscook).  Emergency action will likely be needed to adjust or shorten the season should the resource experience unusual damage or irreversible harm from efforts.