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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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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