Maine’s shrimp ban sees Canadian sales surging Add to ...

April 20, 2015 12:29 AM

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Maine fishmonger Glen Libby made a disheartening discovery during brunch on Easter Sunday – the cold water shrimp on the menu at a restaurant up the street from his fish market were from Canada, not New England.

More of the sweet, quarter-sized crustaceans from Canada are turning up in American restaurants and seafood markets since a ban on fishing for Maine shrimp dried up local sources. The value of imports of Canada’s shrimp into the United States grew nearly 20 per cent, to more than $30.5-million (U.S....

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