*NEW LOCATION* Reduced Cost ($150) – MSI Commercial Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course

Good Day, Drill Conductors Safety Course to be held at USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-9, Meeting Hall, 5108 W. Gandy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611 on Monday the 15th of July. Register online at MarineSafetyFL@gmail.com or call (813) 507-7512. The cost for the class is $150 for commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard and NIOSH. This course will fulfill the U.S. […]

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Shrimp Landings this Year at Historically Low Levels

On Thursday morning, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for February 2019. Overall, NOAA reports that 4.5 million pounds of shrimp have been landed in the Gulf of Mexico through the first two months of this year.  That figure represents the […]

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September Shrimp Landings Well Above Last Year’s, But Remain Well Below Historical Averages

The Fishery Monitoring Branch of NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center has published shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for September 2018. A total of 10.3 million pounds of shrimp were harvested in the Gulf of Mexico last month, up from 7.3 million pounds in September of 2017, but 21.0 percent below the prior sixteen-year historic average of […]

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With August Shrimp Landings Down, 2018 Shrimp Catch In Line With Last Four Years

The Fishery Monitoring Branch of NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center has now released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for August 2018. A total of 15.1 million pounds of shrimp were harvested in the Gulf of Mexico in August, down from 16.7 million pounds in August 2017 and 15.4 percent below the prior sixteen-year historic average of […]

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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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Cable Laying Operations

Local Notice to Mariners Florida, Atlantic Coast, St Johns River Approaches and Vicinity- Cable Laying Operations The C/S DECISIVE, (call sign V7CZ2) and the M/V POLARIS (call sign WDG8925) will be conducting cable laying, cable burial and manned diving operations from 8 July 2018 to 15 August 2018, within an area of about 250 square nautical miles about 50 nautical […]

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Broad Support Voiced for Adding Seafood to Any Section 301 Tariffs Imposed on Chinese Imports

Although the Trump Administration has announced that it is suspending its Section 301 (19 U.S.C. § 2411) investigation of unfair Chinese government practices, the record to file comments on proposed additional tariffs closed on Tuesday. The Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted a second letter to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in support of the request made by Senator […]

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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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Historic Lows for Shrimp Catch Continue in 2018

NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Data Management division has now released information regarding shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico for the first month of 2018. Last month, more than 1.9 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf of Mexico. This total is less than half the prior sixteen-year historic average for January (4.1 million pounds) and is, by far, […]

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Reduced Cost – AMSEA Commercial Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course

Good Day, Drill Conductors Safety Course to be held at Bonita Bill’s Waterfront Cafe, 702 Fisherman’s Wharf, FL 33931.  Register online or call AMSEA at (907) 747-3287. The cost for the class is $FREE for commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard and NIOSH.  This course will fulfill the U.S. Coast Guard requirement; 46 CFR 28.270 – Instruction, Drills, […]

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