Regulators have set an abbreviated 2013 Maine Shrimp season.
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, which met Monday, said the total catch limit was set at 1.38 million pounds, down from 5.3 million pounds caught last year. That compared to the catch of 2011, when 13.3 million pounds of shrimp were harvested.
The season will begin on January 22 for trawling fishermen, who can harvest on Mondays and Wednesdays. For fishermen who use traps, the season will start on February 5, with a limit of 800 pounds per day per boat.
For additional reporting read this article in the Bangor Daily News.