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SPECIAL REPORT – Shrimp

Tough call:  ASMFC sets low 2013 shrimp quota

PORTLAND, ME — The Northern Shrimp Section of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) met here Dec. 3 and approved a meager total allowable catch (TAC) of 625 metric tons (mt) for the 2013 shrimp season.
This was the sobering result of the section’s deliberate effort to craft a season that balanced the economic needs of industry against a call from the commission’s Northern Shrimp Technical Committee (TC) for an outright moratorium on fishing.

 

 

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