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Dec 3, 2012 08:53 AM

Maine Shrimp Season in Jeopardy?

Greetings all -

FYI, article from Boston Globe 12/2/12.

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  1. Too bad.. I'll miss those tasty little things. Hopefully its a few years in recovery, rather than a species collapse..

    1. Not much talk yet this year. I'm seeing them at Market Basket. Any good preps this year?

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      1. re: justbeingpolite

        Looks like a 75% cut this year, another blow to the local fishermen in another tough season, but enjoy them when you can get them.

      2. I spotted some yesterday at MB in Nashua. They didn't look prime, so got steak instead. I'll be trying Taylor Seafood in ME later this week. Wish me (and the fishery) luck!

          1. re: BostonZest

            Yep, you are right BZ. I asked today and the shrimp available now are last year's, thawed to sell to the impatient. They said they are good, but certainly not as good a waiting 'till the end of January.

          2. The trawl fishery will begin on Jan 23, 2013, with two landing days (Monday and Wednesday) and no trip limit. The trap fishery will begin on February 5, 2013, with six landing days (every day but Sunday) and an 800 lb trip limit.