Scallop license lotteries now available

Oct 11, 2019

Augusta — The Maine Department of Marine Resources has opened two license lotteries: one for scallop drag licenses and one for scallop dive licenses. Based on licenses retired in 2018, the department is making available six scallop drag licenses and four scallop dive licenses for the 2019-2020 scallop season.

The license lotteries will remain open until 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 8.

Applicants may apply online at or may complete a paper application at the DMR offices in the Marquardt Building, 32 Blossom Lane, Augusta. The department will not accept paper applications through the mail.

It is the responsibility of applicants to determine their eligibility to participate in the scallop license lotteries. If an applicant is drawn, but determined to be ineligible, that drawing will be void and the department will draw another individual. The application fee submitted with the ineligible application is non-refundable.

More information on eligibility criteria is available online.

A Frequently Asked Questions document is available online as well.

For questions or more information, call Maine DMR at 624-6550, Option 2.

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