Otter Point marks the boundary between the open and closed areas for scallop harvesting for the 2017-2018 season. IMAGE COURTESY OF THE DMR

Scallop season to start

AUGUSTA —  Scallop season in the Frenchman Bay area begins Dec. 1 for divers and Dec. 4 for draggers.

The Department of Marine Resources may close some areas early by emergency action to prevent overfishing once 30 percent of the harvestable biomass has been removed.

Contact DMR scallop coordinator Melissa Smith at 624-6558 or [email protected]

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