Maine’s rebuilt scallop fishery is enjoying high demand for the prized meaty mollusks and the 2016 season that ended last month is likely to go down as another strong year.

The state’s scallop fishery dwindled to about 666,000 pounds in 2009 before it rebounded to more than 3 million pounds in each of the last three years. Maine regulators credit new management measures.

The season began in December and ended in April. Fishermen caught about 200,000 pounds in December, about on track with the previous two years. The December catch usually gives an indication of the strength of the season.

The fishery also has seen a surge in price for its catch in recent years. Scallops sold for a record $12.70 per pound at the dock in 2015.

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