AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine fishery regulators are collecting the final public comments about a plan to cut back the number of scallop fishing days.

PORTLAND, Maine - The 2014-15 Maine scallop fishing season is over and state fishery regulators say it appeared to be a good year for the beloved bivalve.

The season began in December and wrapped up April 9 for dragger boats and April 11 for divers. Maine regulators say they won't know the total haul until early 2016. They say December 2014 numbers indicate a strong season. The fleet landed 215,920 pounds of scallop meat in that month, up 16 percent from December 2013.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's rebounding scallop fishery is the target of a state lawmaker's plan to put a cap on daily harvesting.

Rep. Robert Alley, a Democrat from Beals, is proposing a law that would limit scallop harvesters to 90 pounds per day, per person. The proposal is the subject of a public hearing in Augusta on April 1.

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine's scallop fishing season is set to begin amid concerns of crowding in the rebuilding fishery.

The 2014-15 scallop season began on Monday. Maine fishery regulators have used a battery of restrictions and regulations to rebuild the fishery in recent years. The fishery has grown from about 33,000 pounds in 2005 to more than 400,000 pounds in 2013.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine officials are accepting the final public comments about the proposed rules for the upcoming scallop fishing season.

The comments are due by 5 p.m. Monday. The 2014-15 proposal maintains the number of fishing days from last season. Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher says he expects to have to cut days if scallops become too heavily depleted during the season.

The season starts in December. Officials say they also plan to shut down several waterways to scallop fishing in the upcoming season.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine regulators want to shut down several waterways to scallop fishing in the coming season as they attempt to rebuild the fishery.

The news comes as Maine's Department of Marine Resources is warning fishermen that the coming season could be subject to an emergency closure. The season runs from December to April.

State officials are considering a plan to shut down Eastern Casco Bay, Damariscotta River, Ocean Point and Lower Muscle Ridge. Another area, Muscle Ridge, would be open twice a week. Several mooring field closures are also proposed.