Gulf of Maine Shrimp Fishery Could be Shortened

Northern shrimp are hauled aboard a shrimp boat. Photo/NOAA: Aldric D'Eon0.

CapeCodOnline: The Gulf of Maine shrimp fishing season could be a short one with the 2012 catch limited to a third of the 2011 harvest.

Shrimp fishermen have been given a catch limit of 4.4 million pounds for the upcoming season, down from the 13 million pounds they caught last season. The new season begins Monday and will end when the catch limit is reached.

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