"Fishery Closure Puts New England's Shrimp Season On Ice"

"New England chefs like Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley are still coming to terms with the news: No more shrimp until further notice."

"This week, regulators shut down the New England fishery for Gulf of Maine shrimp for the first time in 35 years. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission judged the stocks of the popular shrimp, also known as northern shrimp, to be dangerously low.

"Shrimp is just one of those treasures in the winter of Maine," says Taylor, who co-owns the upscale Hugo's Restaurant in downtown Portland with Wiley. The restaurant sits just yards from the city's working waterfront and the two pride themselves on serving fresh, local seafood."

Tom Porter reports for NPR's Weekend Edition December 7, 2013.

Source: NPR, 12/09/2013