ASMFC may shut down Maine shrimp season again
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Associated Press] By Patrick Whittle - October 30, 2014 -
PORTLAND, Maine, Scientists are recommending a second straight shutdown of the northern shrimp season in the Gulf of Maine amid concerns of warming ocean temperatures.
A technical committee that advises ASMFC regulators strongly recommends extending a moratorium that began in 2014. A draft of the committee's report says "long-term trends in environmental conditions'' are unfavorable for the shrimp."
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Northern Shrimp Section had closed this year's shrimp season for the first time in more than 30 years and is set to vote on next year's season on Nov. 5...
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