Regulators Look to Slash Shrimp Catch Quota or Cancel Season Completely

AUGUSTA - Maine's shrimping season is in jeopardy. But as of a meeting this morning it is no longer on the chopping block entirely...something many fisherman had feared could happen.


At first regulators proposed closing down the season all together: no shrimping at all. They pointed to their 2012 report, which they say shows there simply aren't enough shrimp, and they aren't reproducing fast enough to replenish their populations to healthy levels.

Today, decision makers agreed no moratorium, but instead a very limited season...which at this point may start in mid-January. Fisherman called the total loss of a season the absolute worst case scenario. And even though a short season with a limited catch is still a hardship...they say something is better than nothing.

Lindsey Mills


Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.

For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.

When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.

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