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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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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Alabama/Mississippi Town Hall Meeting in 2018

The Southern Shrimp Alliance Is Holding Two Town Hall Meetings     The Southern Shrimp Alliance is holding a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 18 in Bon Secour, Alabama. See meeting info below.   First Meeting April 18     Fishermens Baptist Church Address: 17101 River Rd, Bon Secour, AL 36511 Phone: (251) 949-6387 Meeting time- 2:00pm to 4:00pm.     […]

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Alabama & Mississippi Town Hall Meeting in 2016

Alabama & Mississippi Town Hall Meeting in 2016     The Southern Shrimp Alliance is holding two town hall meetings on Friday, February 19 in Mississippi and Alabama   Executive Director John Williams will present for SSA. A Question & Answer period will follow the presentation. SCHEDULE: 10:00 am – Mississippi State Extension Center, 1815 Popps Ferry Rd, Biloxi, Miss […]

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GMFMC Public Hearing schedule for Shrimp Amendment 17A

Below are the dates and locations for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Public Hearing schedule for Shrimp Amendment 17A. This amendment addresses the continued moratorium on shrimp permits on vessels that fish in the Gulf of Mexico. This amendment will determine if the shrimp industry will renew the current ten year moratorium on permits for another ten years, […]

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November Shrimp Landings in Texas and Mississippi Are Lowest Recorded Since 2002

Today, NOAA released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for the month of November.   In total, 10.0 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf last month, a significant decline from the 12.2 million pounds landed in November 2014 and 20% below the previous thirteen-year historical average for November landings (12.5 million pounds).   For the […]

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Proposed Critical Habitat for Loggerhead Sea Turtles

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has issued a proposed rule for the designation of critical habitat for the threatened Northwest Atlantic Ocean Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the loggerhead sea turtle. http://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Loggerhead-NWA-DPS-Critical-Habitat-Proposed-Rule-July-2013.pdf   This designation of critical habitat was fully expected as the follow-on to the 2011 final rule revising the listing of loggerhead sea turtles under the ESA […]

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