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Maine shrimping shutdown on horizon this winter – Scientists say the shrimp index is the lowest it’s been since the annual survey began in 1984.

This summer’s shrimp index was at its lowest  point since the annual trawl survey began in 1984, said Maggie Hunter, a  scientist with the Maine Department of Marine Resources who sits on a  three-state technical committee that analyzes the data and recommends  what the rules should be for the upcoming season. Regulators will  use the survey when they meet in November to decide the dates of this  winter’s shrimp-fishing season — or if there will be one at all. [email protected] 08:31