New England shrimp fishermen have solid season

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The combination of a healthy shrimp population, favorable weather and stable markets have made for solid shrimp fishing in New England - so solid, in fact, that the season is closing early because fishermen have caught so many of the small, sweet crustaceans.

So far they've caught nearly 11 million pounds. That's the biggest seasonal harvest since 1997. Because the harvest has exceeded the recommended maximum catch, regulators are closing the season Wednesday, more than three weeks earlier than originally planned.

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