The F/V Aaron Melissa preparing to offload fresh, Gulf of Maine groundfish at Pier #1 of the Exchange
Containers of groundfish are stacked & iced onto pallets in the backfield and tagged with the bar coded label
Completed ‘lots’ of groundfish are arranged & displayed in the Exchange’s temperature controlled cooler for inspection by registered buyers
Buyers and sellers are seated at the Exchanges auction room computers preparing for the Internet Auction
The Exchange provides after-auction reprocessing services for our buyer clients to expedite shipments to larger metropolitan cities
Exchange staff ‘steaking’ large pollock for boxing and shipment to the New Fulton Market in New York
The Exchange expedites loading buyers and LTL carriers using our fleet of forklifts and powered pallet jacks
Mainers grapple with risk that a shrimp season this year could be the last one
BETH BROGAN OCTOBER 04, 2018
PORTLAND, Maine — Scientists and policymakers gathered Thursday in Portland to weigh their desire for a 2018 Maine shrimp season — the first in five years — against the very real possibility that allowing shrimp to be harvested this year could leave the species beyond the point of return.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission presented a draft of its Northern Shrimp 2018 Stock Assessment Report, which those assembled at the Maine Historical Society heard with resignation but not surprise.
The northern (Maine) shrimp stock is depleted and the biomass is at an all-time low due to high fishery removals and a less favorable environment, according to the draft. rest of story