Northern shrimp are hauled aboard a shrimp boat. Photo/NEFSC/NOAA/Aldric D’Eon.
Gloucester Times: There is a real possibility that Gulf of Maine shrimpers, including those who work out of Gloucester, will be forced to the sidelines for the entire 2014 shrimping season because increasingly dire stock assessments indicate the stock was overfished in the previous 2 seasons.
In a report prepared last week, the Northern Shrimp Technical Committee of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission said it will recommend a total “moratorium on fishing in 2014 to maximize spawning potential” of the Gulf of Maine shrimp population.
Read more about the potential closure of the Gulf of Maine shrimp season.
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