Canada exporting more cold water shrimp to America as Maine's shrimp fishery remains closed

April 19, 2015 3:32 PM

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PORTLAND, Maine – The value of Canada's cold water shrimp exports to the United States is growing as the Gulf of Maine's fishery remains closed to fishing.

Fishermen from coastal New England and eastern Canada fish for the shrimp, which are popular for their sweet meat. Regulators shut down the Gulf of Maine fishery in December 2013 over concerns about population levels.

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