The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will meet today in Portland and
their decision could have a far reaching effect on fishermen on the New England
The panel will consider cancelling the 2013 Gulf of Maine shrimping season due to overfishing and poor environmental conditions.
While an advisory panel has recommended suspending the season completely, the commission
may just shorten the shrimp season as it has done several times in the past few
Shrimp fishermen have protested any changes, saying they are already having financial problems because of previous decisions made by the commission.