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UMass marine scientists and students taking part in scallop survey.  Photo from SMAST.
UMass marine scientists and students taking part in scallop survey. Photo from SMAST.

Major Increase in Scallop Population Found On Georges Bank

UMass Dartmouth marine scientists, in a video based survey, have found an abundance of small scallops on Georges Bank.

The survey was conducted from May to July 2014. Dr. Kevin Stokesbury says the survey indicates a 32% increase in the scallop population from two years ago

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Feds Close Scallop Area

The federal fisheries service has closed an important scallop area to fishing at the request of New England regulators and with the support of the scallop industry.

The closure of the so-called ``Elephant Trunk Area'' aims to protect growing scallops there

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