Council to announce winter fisheries guidelines

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) Advisory Council was set to vote Tuesday on the final 2015-2016 Scallop Season rule and a proposed Urchin Cat Ledges Closure for urchins. Resource coordinator Trisha Cheney is planning a round of outreach meetings in the coming weeks prior to the scallop season opening, she said, and will update the DMR scallop and urchin website with all the charts, calendars and other relevant information.

The sea urchin zone council research subcommittee is set to meet Oct. 22 in Augusta.

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