World Day Against Child Labor Includes Shrimp

The U.S. government, other governments, and human rights organizations have all documented labor abuses in the shrimp supply chain in several countries. On June 12, the Southern Shrimp Alliance is promoting resources to help shrimp purchasers avoid sourcing from supply chains that use forced labor, child labor, and forced child labor as part of World Day Against Child Labor. Resources […]

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Appellate Court Rejects Government Challenge to Ban on Importation of Some Mexican Seafood; Ability of SIMP to Stop Illegal Shrimp Imports at Issue in Court Case

On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) rejected the U.S. Government’s appeal of a preliminary injunction issued by the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) in July 2018 ordering the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) “to ban the importation of all fish and fish products from Mexican commercial fisheries that use gillnets within […]

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In April, Louisiana Shrimp Landings Reported to Be Lowest in Last 18 Years

This 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 April 2019. With the disclaimer that reporting issues may have delayed or otherwise limited commercial shrimp landings data in Louisiana, NOAA indicates that 254,000 pounds of shrimp were landed in that state […]

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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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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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Extended Validity of Vessel and Dealer Permits

  Southeast Region Fishery Bulletin Bringing Fishing News to You FB19-003 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: January 31, 2019 CONTACT: Sustainable Fisheries Division 727-824-5305  Extended Validity of Vessel and Dealer Permits KEY MESSAGE: Due to the government shutdown, the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Region Permits Office is notifying permit holders of the continued validity of some permits, beyond the expiration date stated on the […]

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Shrimp Hits Record High Levels of Consumption in United States

Shrimp remains the most consumed seafood in the United States, returning in 2017 to its highest consumption level of 4.4 pounds per person according to NOAA Fisheries’ “Fisheries of the United States” report released today. While U.S. shrimp fisheries remain sustainable and well-managed, imported shrimp from poorly regulated countries dominate the U.S. marketplace with 92% market share according to 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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Compensation Available to Shrimpers for OCS Oil & Gas Related Losses

Title IV of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments (43 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) established the Fishermen’s Contingency Fund (FCF) to compensate commercial fishermen for property or economic loss caused by oil and gas activities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) wants to be sure that all shrimp fishermen are fully aware that this […]

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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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