October Shrimp Landings in Gulf Establish New Historical Low

On Monday afternoon, NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Data Management division released data on October shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico. Last month, shrimpers landed almost as much shrimp (11.6 million pounds) as was landed in October 2015 (11.7 million pounds).  However, the small decrease in volume from last year’s historic low means that less shrimp was landed last month […]

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NOAA’s Fisheries of the United States 2016 Highlights Massive Seafood Trade Deficits

The Office of Science and Technology of the National Marine Fisheries Service recently issued the Fisheries of the United States report for 2016.   The report indicates that although the volume of shrimp landed in the Gulf of Mexico fell by 4.1% in 2016, compared to 2015, the overall value of that catch increased by 9.1%.  Those trends mean that […]

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Hurricanes Disrupt Commercial Fishery in September, Landings Near Historical Lows for the Month

For the month of September, roughly 7.2 million pounds of shrimp were reported as landed in the Gulf of Mexico, well below the 11.2 million pounds landed in September of last year.  Total landings were 46.5 percent below the prior fifteen year historical average (13.4 million pounds) and were the second lowest recorded of any September over the last sixteen […]

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Sea Grant’s Important Impact on the Shrimp Industry

Sea Grant’s mission is to enhance the practical use and conservation of coastal, marine and Great Lake resources in order to create a sustainable economy and environment. Please see the links below to view the important impact Sea Great makes on the shrimp industry. http://seagrant.noaa.gov/News/Article/ArtMID/1660/ArticleID/1658/Seafood-Month-Why-Sea-Grant-Matters-to-Louisiana-Fishermen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJOFSQHWZMo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NjhyuxZNLk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkcnXrbVgfQ

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August Shrimp Landings Up from Last Year Despite Historic Lows in Florida and Mississippi

This afternoon, NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Data Management division released data providing information on August shrimp landings for the Gulf of Mexico. For the month, over 16.7 million pounds of shrimp were reported as landed in the Gulf of Mexico, up from 14.2 million pounds in August of last year.  Total landings were 6.4 percent below the prior fifteen year […]

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First Case of EMS Confirmed in the United States

In April 2013, the Southern Shrimp Alliance sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), expressing three concerns:  (1) Are there any known human health implications for the consumption of shrimp contaminated with the microbe that causes early mortality syndrome (EMS)?; (2) What is known […]

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SSA Hopes Shrimpers Stay Safe During Hurricane Harvey

The US shrimpers in Texas and Louisiana are preparing for Hurricane Harvey, expected to be a category 3 or 4 hurricane when it makes landfall on the central Texas coast Saturday morning. Heavy rain and flooding is forecasted, with storm surges of 1 to 3 feet in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana, and 1 to 2 feet above ground level […]

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July Shrimp Landings Up from Last Year; Louisiana Landings Poor

On Tuesday, NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Data Management division released July shrimp landings data for the Gulf of Mexico. For the month, over 8.0 million pounds of shrimp were reported as landed in the Gulf of Mexico, up from 6.7 million pounds in July 2016.  Nevertheless, this total was still significantly below (31.9 percent) the prior fifteen year historical average […]

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June Shrimp Catch Down; Louisiana Landings Show Sharp Drop

NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Data Management division has released landings data for shrimp harvested in the Gulf of Mexico for the month of June.  These data show that shrimp landings in June were significantly below historic norms and down compared to last year. In total, NOAA reported that shrimpers in the Gulf landed 10.9 million pounds of shrimp in June, […]

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Through May, Highest Volume of Shrimp Landings in the Gulf Since 2006

NOAA’s publication of shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico for the month of May reports that, through the first five months of this year, more shrimp has been landed by commercial fishermen than any year since 2006. In total, Gulf shrimpers have harvested 30.3 million pounds of shrimp this year, up from 23.6 million pounds last year. This marks […]

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