Scallop fishing zone shrinks
When the Island scallop fishery begins on Monday scallop fishermen will have a little less territory in which they're allowed to work. Buffer zones preventing scalloping around lobster habitat are now in place. On Tuesday the Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced buffer zones in certain waters off eastern PEI. Lobster fishermen asked Federal Fisheries for the buffer zones at meetings this summer.They say the draggers used for scalloping destroy lobster habitat. However, the DFO says if too many PEI scallop fishermen head to Nova Scotia fishing grounds, the buffer zones here could be re-opened. The DFO will review the buffer zones next year.