In August, a Drop in Texas Shrimp Landings Means Another Low Harvest

Yesterday, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for August 2019. NOAA reported that shrimp landings in the Gulf last month (13.3 million pounds) were the third lowest reported for any August since 2002. Commercial shrimp landings last month were 24.7 percent […]

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Poor Shrimp Landings Reported for July

Yesterday, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for July 2019. NOAA reported that shrimp landings in the Gulf last month (7.0 million pounds) were significantly below those in July 2018 and July 2017 (7.9 and 8.0 million pounds, respectively). Commercial shrimp […]

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Shrimp Landings in the Gulf of Mexico Slightly Higher Last Month than in Previous Two Junes; Landings for Year Remain Down

On Tuesday, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for June 2019. NOAA reported that shrimp landings in the Gulf last month (11.1 million pounds) were slightly higher than in June 2018 and June 2017 (10.9 million pounds). Nevertheless, commercial shrimp landings […]

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SSA Mourns the Passing of Founding Director, Former President, and Industry Leader Elaine Knight

Seventeen years ago, leaders of the shrimp industry from across the country’s southern coastline came together in response to what they saw as an immediate threat to the continued existence of the commercial fishery.  Volunteering their time, their money, and their reputations, these industry veterans built a national response to the challenges facing shrimpers throughout the South Atlantic and the […]

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Louisiana Shrimp Landings Again Reported to Be Lowest in Last 18 Years; Reporting Issues May Be Cause

This morning, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for May 2019. For the second straight month, shrimp landings reported in the state of Louisiana were massively out of line with those reported for the month of May over the prior […]

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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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March Shrimp Landings in Line with Historical Levels

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 March 2019. NOAA reports that last month 2.37 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf of Mexico, slightly below the 2.48 million pounds landed in March 2018 but slightly above […]

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Fishery Disaster Assistance Soon to Be Available to Georgia Shrimpers

The Southern Shrimp Alliance is pleased to inform the Georgia shrimp industry that $1.062m in financial assistance has been made available to address the 2013 Georgia shrimp fishery disaster. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the funding in a March 27, 2019 press release. In a February 10, 2014, letter to then U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, then Georgia Governor Nathan Deal filed a […]

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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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Shrimp Landings in 2019 Start Off Above Prior Year Levels

On Tuesday, 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 January 2019. Last month, 2.4 million pounds of shrimp were landed by commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico.  This was a significant increase from the 1.9 million pounds of shrimp harvested […]

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