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2015 Commercial Northern Shrimp Fishery Moratorium Announced

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has for the second year in a row issued a moratorium on the commercial northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) fishery. The decision was made Wednesday in Portland, and it’s one that will no doubt hurt … Continue reading

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Worst Maine Shrimp Season Since Late ’70s

The Gulf of Maine shrimp fishing season ends just before midnight tonight with this year’s harvest being the smallest since 1978. Less than 700,000 pounds of so-called Maine shrimp (Pandalus borealis) have been landed this year (the season opened on Januray … Continue reading

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