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Shutdown Of New England Shrimp Fishery To Continue In 2020

PORTLAND, Maine - New England's shrimp fishing industry will remain shut down next year and likely beyond. Interstate regulators met on Dec. 6 to consider the future of the industry, which has been shut down since 2013 and is under a moratorium until 2021.

A regulatory panel with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission briefly discussed the possibility of reopening the fishery, but members said that might prevent the shrimp population from recovering.

The shrimp population in the Gulf of Maine is suffering due to the impacts of warming waters.