I would say that when the auction ends, he'll call his pal on the boat to tell him how many pounds he needs and then meet 'em at the dock that afternoon.
edit to add:
I received a couple eMails from Garry in BoothBay who is willing to send trap-caught shrimp to anyone in the US and Canada (PM me for direct contact). He offered some insight into Maine Shrimp:
In the earlier part of the season, there was only dragged shrimp around. I prefer trapped, Dragged always seem to be smaller and the quality of shrimp is poor. Now the trappers have started seeing good catches. Very small amounts of veiners, and nice big healthy shrimp. People need to have these in their hands to fully understand the value of this wonderful item. The fisherman need the help or we will lose the commodity. I have read your [eG] posts and you seem to have the same mindset.
So far everyone that has been receiving them have been extremely happy. The shrimp are still alive when I am putting them in a box. I have been packing and shipping seafoods for over 10 years, so I know how to handle the various products. This is why most of the supermarkets have poor quality. Some shrimp are on trucks for 3- 5 days, can be frozen and thawed multiple times before the coonsumer purchases it. I think this is why the Maine shrimp have a bad rap.
C'mon people get your bids in! Fresh Maine Shrimp delivered to your door! Woohooo!!!
Edited by johnnyd, 21 February 2007 - 10:31 AM.