Shrimp news.




The ASMFC held their shrimp meeting last week.  As expected, the season will remain closed with the exception of a number of boats getting lottery exemption for research.  You can read about it from the Portland Press Herald.

2016 Shrimp Update

Fishermen haven’t been able to catch the shrimp since 2013 and won’t be able to do so in 2016 because the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section continued the moratorium. Read more here, Maine shrimp fishing ban extended another year



Official on Shrimp 2015 season

It’s now official that the 2015 shrimp season will be closed.As expected, our next possible opportunity to fish looks like mid December for scallops.

More information at:

Shrimp season canceled for second year in Gulf of Maine

 Shrimp depletion in Gulf of Maine part of a pattern across the globe

ASMFC Northern Shrimp Section Establishes Moratorium for 2015 Commercial Fishing Season Draft Amendment 3 PID Approved for Public Comment