Comments for: Maine fishermen get their shrimp season, though ‘a nightmare’ for some

Posted Dec. 03, 2012, at 9:54 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 04, 2012, at 12:21 p.m.

PORTLAND | Despite calls to shut down the shrimp fishery in 2013 because of fears it is being overfished, Maine fishermen will have their season — though a very abbreviated one. The catch limit for shrimp trawlers in the Gulf of Maine will be reduced to 625 metric tons …

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  • Anonymous

    Trawlers catch everything,, kill the 1 & 2 year old shrimp, Trappers only catch the 4 & 5 year old, bigger shrimp, the little ones swim off to gown for another year or 2.. HELLO ,,,,,,,,,,,EARTH TO ANYONE,,,,, IS THEIR ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION??!! GUESS NOT!!!! same old bull crap,, add the fishermen to the 47 million,, along with the wood choppers,, shoe shops,, sardine workers.. we can eat black flies all summer and snowballs in the winter..

  • Anonymous

    New Hampshire shouldn’t really have a say in this.

  • Anonymous

    is anyone studying the ecology of the shrimp habitat? Like the cod fishery that won’t rebound if the draggers have destroyed the bottom fishing for other species. Single species management rules are useless without coordinating the health of the habitat for all.

  • Anonymous

    The bottom line is that humans need to respect the Earth and not just hunger after profit and tasty food. How we treat the Earth is how we treat the Creation.

  • Guest

    Keep it up and soon they will be gone. Over fishing doesn’t benefit anyone.

  • Joel Hovanesian

    Telling fishermen what days they have to fish is inviting disaster. Haven’t we learned anything? What if there is stormy weather on the days they are made to harvest? Not very bright, whoever came up with this idea. More government idiocy.

  • Anonymous

    scary scenario, water’s too warm and no baby shrimp in the pipeline. climate change and just the beginning of a million changes to life as we know it. sad for the fishermen.

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