shrimp in the news

Two great articles in Foster’s this morning on native shrimp:

Fishermen gearing up for a strong shrimp season
Foster’s Daily Democrat
Fishermen and people who love shrimp should benefit from a variety of factors that could produce one of the best shrimp seasons in recent memory.For the second year in a row, shrimp fishermen have a 180-day season that extends to the end of May. Northern shrimp in the Gulf of Maine are plentiful, fishermen are getting higher off-the-boat prices and there are more local markets where people can buy fresh shrimp.Padi Anderson of Dover said her husband, Michael, a commercial fishermen since 1981, is shrimping this season. She said they and other New Hampshire fishermen are working with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension’s Sea Grant program to develop more local markets for their catch.

In the last year, commercial fishermen like Eddie Eastman and his wife, Carolyn, who own Eastman Fish Market in Seabrook have sold their seafood at local farmer’s markets. Carolyn Eastman was scheduled her fresh fish at the Wentworth Greenhouse Winter Market in Rollinsford on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives with the Yankee Fishermen’s Cooperative in Seabrook were expected to be there selling fresh caught shrimp.

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Shrimp at Candlelight Stroll promote local catch
Foster’s Daily Democrat
Local fishermen took a break from trolling fishing grounds Saturday night and instead took to the historic streets of Strawbery Banke in order to promote the Candlelight Stroll event as well as raise awareness about the local fishing industry.With over 1,000 pounds of native shrimp being donated to the cause from Seaport Fish Company, stakeholders involved in the local fishing movement stationed themselves along the dirt streets of the historic neighborhood and sold bowls of shrimp for $2.Rich Pettigrew, owner of Seaport Fish Company, kindly donated the seafood for the event and said all of the proceeds would go toward supporting Strawbery Banke Museum.

“We’re happy to be supporting Strawbery Banke,” said Pettigrew. “It’s also a way for us to educate the community about the historical significance of our industry.”

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One Response to “shrimp in the news”

  1. Colleen says:

    I haven’t tried the native shrimp yet – but I’ve read so much about how wonderful they are, I think I’m going to need to pick some up at the next winter market!

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