2017 Ends With Shrimp Landings in Louisiana at Historic Lows and Shrimp Landings in Alabama at Historic Highs

Last night, NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Data Management division released information regarding December shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico. In December, the commercial fishing industry landed 6.6 million pounds of shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico, up from 5.8 million pounds in December of 2016. Despite the significant increase from 2016, landings last month were 23.4 percent below the prior […]

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November Establishes Another Historic Low for Louisiana

Last week, NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Data Management division released information regarding November shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico. With 3.5 million pounds of shrimp landed last month, Louisiana had the worst production in any November recorded over the sixteen years that the Southern Shrimp Alliance has compiled data. Over the prior fifteen years, Louisiana has averaged 6.4 million […]

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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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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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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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Unusually High Shrimp Production in April; Dockside Prices Recovered

NOAA has released landings data for shrimp harvested in the Gulf of Mexico for the month of April.  These data show that shrimp landings in April were well above historic norms. Throughout the Gulf, 5.3 million pounds of shrimp were reported as landed in April.  This is over twice the fifteen-year historic average for the month (2.5 million pounds) and […]

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