Maine's second straight shrimp closure leaves NE seafood suppliers short on product for the winter
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Portland Press Herald] by Chris Chase -
November 21, 2014
News that the shrimping season in Maine will be closed for a second year in a row has midcoast fishermen and seafood suppliers worried about the future of their industry. And the ban is likely to continue for at least a few years.
On Nov. 5, Maine regulators placed a moratorium on the shrimping season because of another year of nearly record-low numbers of shrimp. The all-time record for fewest shrimp was set last year.
The shrimp boats of local fishermen didn’t get much use last year, and won’t this year now that shrimp harvesting has been curtailed by regulators...
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