Maine Scallops, What Makes Them So Great?
Coastal Conversations show: November 27, 2015
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor
Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant
All photos on this page courtesy of Trisha Cheney, Maine Department of Marine Resources.
Listen to Maine Scallops show (podcast): http://archives.weru.org/category/coastal-conversations/
The end of November isn’t just about turkey, it’s about Maine scallops! Fishermen will start harvesting scallops on December 1st this year, just in time for the holiday season.
But, what makes Maine’s scallops so special? We hear their populations are recovering and that’s great news. But how are they managed and what’s the prognosis for the future? And why do Maine’s scallops taste so incredible?
This is Natalie Springuel, from the University of Maine Sea Grant, host of Coastal Conversations. On our next program, we will talk about Maine Scallops with Trisha Cheney from the MaineDepartment of Marine Resources; Togue Brawn, a self described “scallop evangelist” at Downeast Dayboat; Phoebe Jekielek from Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership; and Dana Morse from the University of Maine Sea Grant and Cooperative Extension.
So, make a note to tune in Friday morning, November 27, the day after Thanksgiving, from 10 to 11 AM. We won’t be talking Turkey, we’ll be talking Maine Scallops! Only on WERU community radio, 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor, and online at WERU.org.
Trisha Cheney, Maine Department of Marine Resources
Togue Brawn, Downeast Dayboat
Phoebe Jekielek, Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership
Dana Morse, University of Maine Sea Grant and Cooperative Extension
For More Information:
Maine Sea Scallop Fishery Information, Maine Department of Marine Resources
2015-16 Maine Scallop Season Overview, Maine Department of Marine Resources
Maine Seafood Guide | Scallops, Maine Sea Grant
Resources for Shellfish Growers | Sea Scallops, Maine Sea Grant
Scallop Co-Management, Penobscot East Resource Center