Limited Entry Proposed for Gulf of Maine Shrimp Fishery
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Gloucester Daily Times] By Sean Horgan - February 13, 2015 -
Regulators are considering limiting entry into the Gulf of Maine for northern shrimp fishing, if and when the decimated stock rebounds enough to reopen the fishery, according to a document seeking public comment on the possible revisions to the region’s management plan.
The northern shrimp fishery, now closed for the second consecutive year because the state of the stock has fallen to its lowest level on record, remains an open-access fishery when open.
The revision in the draft amendment for the fishery’s management plan would change that by instituting a limited entry program...
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