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Gulf of Maine Shrimp - 2013 season

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You know what Peter? There were 3 totes of Canadian shrimp at Portland's Harbor Fish a couple weeks ago for five bucks a pound. Needless to say, I bought some. I don't know the details but I assume that's going to happen again.

People here complain about flawed studies pointing to decline of biomass. I'd like to see what Canadian studies have determined

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First shrimp boat pulled up to Harbor Fish dock today at noon. $3.49/lb or $2.99/lb after 5bs

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There isn’t enough data to prove conclusively why the shrimp population has been decimated, but warming ocean temperatures likely play a major role, Waine said. The Gulf of Maine has seen record temperatures in recent years, and Northern shrimp in the gulf can’t tolerate the heat.

http://www.workingwaterfront.com/articles/Maine-Shrimp-Industry-Braces-for-Short-Season/15187/

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Thanks for the updates. sad to see the season become so short, these sweet beauties used to be so plentiful.

We generally get Maine shrimp during the season here in Boston, but I haven't seen any yet. Price the past couple of years was generally $5-7 lb headless.

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This just in:

Starting next Wednesday, shrimp boats will be able to fish 7 days a week. The season will officially close April 12th or until quota is reached. Given the low catch rates so far, 4/12 closing is very likely.

peeled shrimp is $11.99/lb on Portland's waterfront retail. I've eaten a about a pound a week, sauteed in various ways

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