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NH Sea Grant Offers Workshops To Highlight New Advances In Shrimp Grate Design

Contact: Kirsten Weir
NH Sea Grant
(603) 749-1565
kweir@ceunh.unh.edu

Nov. 17, 2005



DURHAM, N.H. -- How can fishermen target high-priced shrimp and avoid bycatch? Find out by attending a free informational workshop sponsored by NH Sea Grant. The hands-on workshops will offer a chance to learn about recent advances in shrimp-grate designs. A product of partnerships between industry and science, the new grates are designed to increase shrimp yield and reduce bycatch. 
 
The workshops, free to fishermen from New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts, will put the new gear on display and feature video footage of the grates operating underwater. Gear designers will be on hand discuss new approaches to shrimp-grate development and answer any questions. The workshop will be held on two dates:
 
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, 6–8 p.m.
Taste of Maine Restaurant, Woolwich, ME
 
Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, 2–4 p.m.
Portsmouth Fishing Cooperative, Portsmouth, NH
 
For more information, contact NH Sea Grant extension specialist Ken LaValley (ken.lavalley@unh.edu; 603.862.4343).