Category Archive: Shrimp

Shrimping moratorium continues for 2015 season

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PORTLAND, ME – Despite calls from industry for a 500-metric-ton (mt) research program or, alternatively, a very short shrimp season to at least provide a … Read the rest

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ASMFC shrimp section initiates draft amendment to consider limited entry

PORTSMOUTH, NH – For the third time since 2011, fishermen will have a chance to weigh in on whether or not the northern shrimp fishery … Read the rest

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Stock ‘collapse’ prompts 2014 shrimp moratorium

One of the “better” tows from the 2013 Gloria Michelle shrimp survey.  Dogfish, redfish, and whiting dominated many hauls, with shrimp being few and far between.  Overall, 13% of the tows caught no shrimp at all, and 52% caught less than 100 shrimp.  During the 1984-2011 surveys, fewer than 1% of the tows caught zero shrimp and, on average, only 6% caught less than 100 shrimp. (Heidi Marotta/NEFSC photo)

PORTLAND, ME – Faced with a stock that scientists said had technically “collapsed,” the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Northern Shrimp Section met here Read the rest

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Shrimp section charts path for 2013-2014

Shrimp section charts path for 2013-2014

PORTLAND, ME – The northern shrimp resource will receive extra attention this year as it undergoes a “benchmark” stock … Read the rest

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Shrimp 2013: Low landings discourage fleet

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WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME – As the month of February was drawing to a close, shrimp fishermen in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts were still … Read the rest

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Northern shrimp test tows ‘disappointing’

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WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME – Shrimp fishermen up and down the Maine and New Hampshire coastlines – and possibly a few from Massachusetts – were … Read the rest

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SPECIAL REPORT – Shrimp

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Tough call:  ASMFC sets low 2013 shrimp quota

PORTLAND, ME — The Northern Shrimp Section of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) met here … Read the rest

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Shrimp section considers allocating quota by state/gear in Addendum I

PORTLAND, ME – The northern shrimp fishery may be regulated very differently this winter if stateby- state quotas and/or trawl vs. trap allocations are adopted … Read the rest

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Maine trappers form new shrimp association

GEORGETOWN, ME – Jan. 19, 2012 turned out to be a pivotal day for Maine shrimp trap fishermen. The Northern Shrimp Section of the Atlantic … Read the rest

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