Coastal Conversations 1/22/16

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

Program Topic: Where have all the shrimp gone?

Key Discussion Points:
Why have regulators put a closure on the Northern Shrimp fishery for the third winter in a row?
How is the shrimp population in the Gulf of Maine doing and how to we know?
How does increased water temperature and other variables impact shrimp populations?
How does the shrimp fishing moratorium impact fishermen?

Guests:
Margaret Hunter, Marine Resource Scientist, Sea Urchin and Northern Shrimp programs, Maine Department of Marine Resources
Dr. Anne Richards, Research Fisheries Biologist, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries, Woods Hole, MA
Glen Libby, Port Clyde Fresh Catch and fisherman
Katherine Thompson, PhD student at UMaine studying shrimp, and former deckhand on shrimp vessel.

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