Shrimp Season Sees Adjust in Control Measures

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.
For more details on the newly updated restrictions, visit the Maine Department of Marine Resources.
Erin Thomas

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Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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