- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine officials will host a series of meetings in June to discuss the development of a scallop fishery management plan with the public.

The state Department of Marine Resources is hosting the meetings, which will also include discussions of the past scallop season and the coming season. State officials have said the last season’s catch will top the 2012-13 haul of 427,080 pounds at a nearly $4.9 million value.

The meetings are scheduled for June 2 in Yarmouth, June 3 in Rockland, June 16 in Ellsworth, June 17 in Machias, June 19 in Blue Hill and June 24 in Dennysville.

Officials said the Scallop Advisory Council’s “season setting” meeting will follow up on the meetings on June 30 in Ellsworth.