Word is that ASMFC has voted for a Shrimp Moratorium for the 2014 season. And, it doesn’t look good for the next couple of years!
The decision was unanimous from all industry sectors. This is bad news for fishermen and very bad news for Gulf of Maine shrimp stocks.
ASMFC press release with some insight on 2014 Shrimp season closure……
“In the Gulf of Maine, increasing water temperatures and a decline in phytoplankton abundance (a foodsource for shrimp) are factors which likely have and will continue to contribute to the poor recruitment in the stock.
The increased abundance of northern shrimp predators (spiny dogfish, redfish and silver hake)may play a role in declining biomass. Northern shrimp stocks in other areas of the world (Greenland, Flemish Cap, Grand Banks) have also seen decreasing trends in abundance and recruitment, providing additional evidence that environmental conditions are impacting northern shrimp across their range.”
Regulators cancel shrimp season in Gulf of Maine …….”Part of the problem is a warming ocean and the absence of the normal springtime surge of plankton, the microscopic creatures that make up a critical link at the bottom of the ocean food chain, scientists say.”
Team Rimrack, would like to thank all of our wonderful customer friends for a great season. Catching such great seafood (we liken it to ‘organic’) offers a terrific way for our neighbors and communities to access seafood directly off-the-boat. It’s all about getting the most trusted and freshest seafood, supporting NH fishermen and the local economy.
Currently our plan is to continue scallop fishing through April. Trips, as well as off-the-boat sales, will be determined on weather/wind conditions which are always a challenge coming into this time of year. We realize that it can be hard for people to keep track of trips (unless you are a facebook member) or go to the website often.
As a solution, we will be happy to notify you of an upcoming trip by text or email. All you have to do is call/text 603.343.1500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, let us know your needs, and we will notify you accordingly.
You can then reserve your ‘share’ of the catch. The boat and customers get more flexibility rather than relying on variable landing times – as in the middle of the night or early light!! We will continue to offer catch ‘shares’ on… Continue reading
We keep being asked “When are you going? We’re out or getting low on scallops!”
The weather has kept up tied up and currently (Nov 21) it looks like we will not get out for at least a week
Get ready for some fun Wednesday….. Red Sox and Scallops!! Rimrack will be selling our freshly caught ‘jewels of the sea’ scallops off-the-boat on Wednesday, 5pm at Rye Harbor !! Please call us with your order, although it is not a necessity. As always, please check in for updates and any changes mid afternoon.
Think about the ga-zillion of ways to use scallops, especially for the holidays and even share them as very special gifts! Oh yeah, holiday and party gifts….why bring wine when you can bring scallops, or both WHAT AN IDEA !!
Nothing is better than fresh caught, shucked scallops off-the-boat and caught that day!! Remember that Scallops freeze fantastically and keep for days in the fridge if stored properly. Most of our customers (including Team Rimrack) take advantage of this option to keep a ‘stash’ of portion sized packages in the freezer!
When storing in refrigerator, let the scallops breathe by keeping a loose wet paper towel or top over them, they will keep for days….seriously!We plan to continue scalloping through March, as weather and availability permits, but there is no way to gauge schedules/trips in our business
Please feel free to give us a call… Continue reading
3pm Monday update. The Rimrack is landing late tonight. No dock sales today
Nothing is better than fresh caught, shucked scallops off-the-boat and caught that day!! Remember that Scallops freeze fantastically and keep for days in the fridge if stored properly. We plan to continue scalloping through March, as weather and availability permits, but there is no way to gauge schedules/trips in our business
Please feel free to give us a call at 603.343.1500 with orders(not mandatory or to get more details/info.
We would like to thank everyone who bought bait over the season and as a reminder for the at-sea bait, to send checks to
‘Parental Guidance Inc’
10 Washington Rd
Rye NH 03870
Photo: Doug Homan and crew on the Regulator caught this baby recently. They have been far and few between this year, but we are so happy Doug landed this one….after a 3 hour fight!