Maine Voices: A catch share system would be better than canceling the shrimp season

The recent cancellation of the 2014 shrimp fishing season has been a devastating blow to Maine fishermen, many of whom rely heavily on the short yet profitable season. While the shrimp industry decides where to go from here, many of us find ourselves looking back and wondering: Could we have prevented this? Let me offer a presumably controversial answer: yes. The Maine shrimping industry could have been saved if it had switched to a privatized fishery years ago. [email protected]  21:02

  • alaskacaught

    Man, this article is way out of touch with reality. How can he actually claim that a catch share system wouldn’t put small operators out work when that’s what they are designed to do. This is pure propaganda, and extremely dangerous.