New England Prepares for Shortened Shrimp-Fishing Season 

New England’s shrimp-fishing season begins Wednesday, but it will be a short one.This year’s quota is 1.4 million pounds, about a quarter of last year’s catch.Net fishermen are restricted to fishing two days a week.A much smaller season for trap fishermen begins in about two weeks.The shorter season and lower catch limits come after scientists warned the Gulf of Maine shrimp population is in poor shape.Maine fishermen catch about 90% of the harvest, New Hampshire and Massachusetts fishermen account for the rest.