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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Senator Cassidy Asks Trump Administration to Address Contaminated Indian Shrimp Exports Diverted to the United States

At a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) emphasized the harm caused by a flood of Indian shrimp imports to Louisiana shrimpers in his questions to the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. Senator Cassidy explained that the imposition of strict phytosanitary controls on Indian shrimp imports by the European Union had diverted […]

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Government Spending Bill Includes New Funds for FDA Seafood Inspections

Last night Congress passed a funding bill that provides the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with significant additional resources to address contaminated seafood products that are introduced to the U.S. market. The new FDA funding, championed by Senator Kennedy (LA) and co-sponsored by Senator Cassidy (LA), increases by twenty-six percent the resources the FDA must spend to inspect imported seafood at the […]

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For the Second Month in a Row, Record Low Shrimp Landings in the Gulf of Mexico

After a significant delay in data release caused by the lack of authorized funding for the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Fishery Monitoring Branch of NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center today released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for November 2018. After setting an historic low with just 10.4 […]

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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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July Shrimp Landings in Louisiana at an All-Time Low, but Are at an All-Time High in Alabama

On Friday, the Fisheries Statistic Division of NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released its report regarding shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico for July 2018. Shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico last month were at 7.9 million pounds, slightly below the 8.0 million pounds landed in July 2017 and 31.3 percent below the prior sixteen-year historical average […]

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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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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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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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