NE Shrimp Stock May be Lowest on Record

Northern shrimp are hauled aboard a shrimp boat. Photo/NEFSC/NOAA/Aldric D'Eon.
Northern shrimp are hauled aboard a shrimp boat. Photo/NEFSC/NOAA/Aldric D’Eon.

Salem News: There is, it seems, more bad news coming out of the ocean than fish.

In yet another blow to local commercial fishermen who work the Gulf of Maine winter shrimp season, it appears the 2013-14 shrimping season may be even more dismal than last year’s abbreviated and paltry campaign.

Marin Hawk of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the multistate body that manages nearshore species such as shrimp, said that the data collected to date indicates the current shrimp stock could be the lowest since the organization started keeping records in 1984.

Read more about the low New England shrimp stock.