The many sided Gulf of Maine shrimp situation

maine shrimpSay the word “shrimp” and several images surface. To anyone who looks forward to the season when fishermen start hauling them in droves, that one word connotes a sweet, succulent delicacy. To the fishermen who trap or drag for them each winter, it’s a livelihood. To restaurants, it’s one of the most popular items on the menu, year-round. But right now along the coast of Maine, as well as New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the word shrimp means hardship and loss. [email protected] 22:47