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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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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Court of International Trade Orders Federal Government to Ban the Importation of Some Mexican Seafood

This morning, the U.S. Court of International Trade 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 the vaquita’s range.”  The Court’s order was for a preliminary injunction pending final adjudication of a lawsuit brought by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., the […]

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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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It’s Official: Shrimp Is Under SIMP

As of today, shrimp imports are now officially covered by the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) in accordance with the final rule published in the Federal Register by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on April 24, 2018.  https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-24/pdf/2018-08553.pdf   “We are one important step closer to protecting millions of U.S. shrimp consumers, our U.S. shrimp fishery, and […]

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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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Update: Shrimp Under SIMP Is Now The Law

The House and Senate have passed and the President has now signed into law the FY 18 Omnibus Appropriations bill. As the Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) reported yesterday, this legislation includes provisions that will expand the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) to cover imported shrimp; our Nation’s largest seafood http://www.shrimpalliance.com/u-s-congress-acts-place-imported-shrimp-seafood-import-monitoring-program/ The program is administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

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