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Maine Shrimp Season in Jeopardy?

deweyweber54 Dec 3, 2012 08:53 AM

Greetings all -

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


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    grant.cook RE: deweyweber54 Dec 3, 2012 11:23 AM

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

    1. justbeingpolite RE: deweyweber54 Dec 23, 2012 03:36 PM

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

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        lc02139 RE: justbeingpolite Dec 23, 2012 04:04 PM

        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. GilbyEast RE: deweyweber54 Dec 27, 2012 08:08 AM

        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. BostonZest RE: deweyweber54 Dec 27, 2012 11:06 AM

          I thought I read the season would not begin until Jan 22, 2013



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            GilbyEast RE: BostonZest Dec 30, 2012 01:06 PM

            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. GilbyEast RE: deweyweber54 Jan 14, 2013 08:04 AM

            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. http://www.maine.gov/dmr/rm/shrimp/se...

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              veggielover RE: deweyweber54 Jan 25, 2013 07:21 PM

              Has anyone seen them in Boston yet?

              1. BostonZest RE: deweyweber54 Jan 26, 2013 04:05 AM

                I was at New Deal in Cambridge yesterday and they didn't have any. I wonder if the boats went out in this cold. The 23rd opened the Trawlers not the traps.


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                  deweyweber54 RE: deweyweber54 Jan 26, 2013 07:08 AM


                  Haven't seen any around Boston yet.....

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                    valcfield RE: deweyweber54 Jan 26, 2013 08:21 AM

                    Messina over at Uni tweeted they have started using maine shrimp.

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                      iloveporkbelly RE: valcfield Jan 26, 2013 02:51 PM

                      Because of the extreme cold the little guys have been freezing as soon as they leave the water. Given the delicate nature of their flesh this has let to really low quality of the current catch. Many local vendors are staying away. With the temps looking to increase the week, everyone hopes that the quality will improved. It is possible in the upcoming week that the quota for the year will be nearly reached. Eat 'em if you see them. They won't be around for long.

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                        StriperGuy RE: iloveporkbelly Jan 26, 2013 05:41 PM

                        That totally makes sense about the cold...

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                    deweyweber54 RE: deweyweber54 Feb 11, 2013 05:06 PM

                    Greetings All!

                    Haven't seen any 2013 Maine Shrimp in markets yet this year, but looking for some help....
                    Any idea where to find, esp. West of Boston? Cambridge a bit of a hike for us.

                    Know that we're dealing with a greatly shortened fishing parameter this year, but we'd love just a single feed to satiate.



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                      cambridgedoctpr RE: deweyweber54 Feb 11, 2013 06:49 PM

                      I bought some at whole foods; try Tuesdays and Thursdays as fishing is limited to Mondays and Wednesdays according to Frank at New Deal.

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                        veggielover RE: cambridgedoctpr Feb 13, 2013 07:08 PM

                        Which Whole Foods? I haven't seen them at either store yet in Newton.

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                        MrsCheese RE: deweyweber54 Feb 11, 2013 07:07 PM

                        Quarterdeck in Maynard has had them recently. We had some last week that were great. Head on, $6.99/lb.

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                        frond RE: deweyweber54 Feb 15, 2013 11:32 AM

                        How long do you poach these little shrimp?

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                          justbeingpolite RE: frond Feb 15, 2013 11:55 AM

                          About 15 to 30 seconds

                        2. viperlush RE: deweyweber54 Feb 15, 2013 12:20 PM

                          New Deal is Cambridge has some and expects to get some in tomorrow as well. I think they are $5/lb w/heads on.

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