Volumes and Prices of Shrimp Down in June

Today, the Fisheries Statistic Division of NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released its report regarding shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico for June 2018. Shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico last month were at 10.4 million pounds, below the 10.9 million pounds landed in June 2017 and 38.9 percent below the prior sixteen-year historical average of 17.1 […]

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Record Breaking May Reverses Poor Shrimp Landings in First Third of Year

The Fisheries Statistic Division of NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center has issued data regarding shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico for May 2018. 16.2 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf of Mexico last month, the highest volume reported for the month since 2009.  3.6 million pounds of shrimp was landed in Texas, with another 1.5 […]

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April Shrimp Landings in the Gulf of Mexico Substantially Above Historic Levels

The Fisheries Statistic Division of NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center has issued data regarding shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico for April 2018. Last month, shrimpers landed 4.2 million pounds of shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico, the second-highest total for any April over the last sixteen years. Louisiana led the way, with a reported 1.6 million pounds of […]

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March Shrimp Landings in Gulf Above Historical Average, But Shrimp Catch in Louisiana Remains Down

On Friday, the Fisheries Statistic Division of NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center published data regarding shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico for March 2018.   Last month, roughly 2.5 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf of Mexico.  Although the shrimp caught in the Gulf last month was lower than what had been reported as landed […]

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Despite No Reporting from Louisiana, February Shrimp Landings Consistent with Historic Levels

NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Data Management division has now released information regarding shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico for the first two months of 2018. In February, more than 2.7 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf of Mexico. Although below the amount of shrimp landed in the month of February in each of the three previous years, […]

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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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