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Despite cutbacks and an extended crab fishery, shrimp harvesters still making their way

With increased uncertainty for the industry, shrimp fishermen along the Northern Peninsula are still working hard and hoping for the best in the midst of another season. Anchor Point fisherman Roland Genge says Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 8 has supplied his boat with roughly 800-1000 pounds per hour, and in areas like Port Harbour, it can be found all over the ground. “Boats are spread right out and getting pretty much the same amount of catch right on through,” Genge said.,, With biomass declining and quota cuts causing mass grievance among fishermen across the island, Genge says the fears and anxieties surrounding the shrimp populations are not to be found where he’s been casting nets. The shrimp population appears as plentiful as ever. click here to read the story 09:35