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Maine Shrimp Season Off to a Hopeful Start

It’s official, and I for one am thrilled! The beginning of the shrimping season is here again in Midcoast Maine. A 180 day season has been approved (28 days longer than last year’s extended season). There are mixed responses among fishermen about the predicted economy and market on the heels of a limping lobster season. Some are hopeful, while others have opted out this year.

I know I always look forward to Maine shrimp as one of the bright spots to cheer me in the middle of winter. I’m wishing all those heading out soon to trap or drag a very prosperous season. And I’m hoping Mainers get out there and support their local CSFs.

Melanie Hyatt is an editor at Maine Food & Lifestyle magazine.

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