Jump to content
  • Welcome to the eG Forums, a service of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters. The Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the culinary arts. These advertising-free forums are provided free of charge through donations from Society members. Anyone may read the forums, but to post you must create a free account.

rlibkind

2015 Maine Shrimp Season: Busted

Recommended Posts

:sad:  :sad:  :sad:


"As life's pleasures go, food is second only to sex.Except for salami and eggs...Now that's better than sex, but only if the salami is thickly sliced"--Alan King (1927-2004)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Such a difficult situation.  My heart goes out to all the shrimpers.....from the article it looks like maybe 2-3 more years.  So hard for the people trying to make a living.

 

But, we need the shrimps (shrimp?) to rejuvenate and be sustainable again.

 

I hope it happens faster than they say.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

During this season's closure, three shrimp boats have been selected to collect sample harvests of Gulf Of Maine shrimp between Feb 1 and Mar 20.  They came in Wednesday and biologists measured and tested some before turning them over to Portland Fish Exchange for auction.  1200 pounds were snapped up at a record $4/lb.

 

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/02/20/sample-harvest-of-maine-shrimp-makes-big-splash-at-market/

 

My local fishmonger here in Portland sold out a half hour before I got there.  If you are in New York, some place named Smitty's bought some of that haul.

  • Like 2

"I took the habit of asking Pierre to bring me whatever looks good today and he would bring out the most wonderful things," - bleudauvergne

foodblogs: Dining Downeast I - Dining Downeast II

Portland Food Map.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are in New York, some place named Smitty's bought some of that haul.

 

Thanks Johnny - it looks like Smitty's is a wholesaler at Fulton Fish Market - most likely everything is going to restaurants.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...