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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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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Despite No Reporting from Louisiana, February Shrimp Landings Consistent with Historic Levels

NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Data Management division has now released information regarding shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico for the first two months of 2018. In February, more than 2.7 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf of Mexico. Although below the amount of shrimp landed in the month of February in each of the three previous years, […]

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Historic Lows for Shrimp Catch Continue in 2018

NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Data Management division has now released information regarding shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico for the first month of 2018. Last month, more than 1.9 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf of Mexico. This total is less than half the prior sixteen-year historic average for January (4.1 million pounds) and is, by far, […]

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SSA Hopes Shrimpers Stay Safe During Hurricane Harvey

The US shrimpers in Texas and Louisiana are preparing for Hurricane Harvey, expected to be a category 3 or 4 hurricane when it makes landfall on the central Texas coast Saturday morning. Heavy rain and flooding is forecasted, with storm surges of 1 to 3 feet in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana, and 1 to 2 feet above ground level […]

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Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Palacios, Texas

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Palacios, Texas on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Matagorda County Navigation District #1, 1602 Main Street. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for commercial fishermen and other mariners to gain hands-on training with marine safety equipment and […]

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Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Kemah, Texas

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Kemah, Texas on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Triad Marine, 1155 FM 518 Road. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for commercial fishermen and other mariners to gain hands-on training with marine safety equipment and learn best practices […]

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Texas Town Hall Meetings in 2016

The Southern Shrimp Alliance is holding three Town Hall meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 29 and 30 in Texas. See Schedule below.   Executive Director John Williams will present for SSA. A Question & Answer period will follow the presentation. SCHEDULE: 10:00 am – Tuesday, November 29 – Brownsville Fire Station #8. 1855 Foust Rd. Brownsville, Tx 78521 (Intersection […]

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