Northern shrimp in the Gulf of Maine season slashed 74pc by the ASMFC

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) this week set the season’s shrimp catch limit at 1.38 million lbs — down from 5.3 million lbs in 2012 — to protect the shrimp population from overfishing and the effects of higher water temperatures. http://fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?l=e&ndb=1&id=57324

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