BANGOR - There's new, serious control measures in place for the 2013 shrimp season after careful review of early season landings by the Maine Department of Marine Resources.
Commissioner Pat Keliher has called to adjust control measures to make sure each fishery remains within its established quota. Trawlers will now be allowed to fish 24-hours a day, Mondays and Wednesdays...but trappers will face a lowered limit starting tuesday, down to only 500-pounds per day.
The quota for the Maine shrimp season is 625 metric tons...down 72% from last year.
Each fishery will close when 85% of its total allowed catch is projected to be reached.