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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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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