Shrimp Landings in March Continue Trend of Above-Average Harvests in 2021

Last night, 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 March. Last month, 2.7 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf of Mexico, up from 2.0 million pounds in March of 2020 and 2.4 million pounds in March of […]

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Important NOAA notification: Allowable gear change for shrimp trawlers in the vicinity of capsized lift boat

NOAA Fisheries is releasing the follow message in response to the commercial lift boat that capsized off Port Fourchon, LA: NOAA Fisheries is aware of the capsizing of the commercial lift boat Seacor Power off Port Fourchon, La., and the impact on the families and community. If a commercial otter trawl shrimper in the vicinity of the incident would like to […]

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South Atlantic Shrimp Fishery Posts Above-Average Harvest Year in 2020

Through information made available from the state governments of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, the Southern Shrimp Alliance has compiled shrimp landings data in the South Atlantic for 2020 and the twenty years preceding it. Last year, 21.9 million pounds of shrimp (headless, shell-on equivalent weight) was landed on the east coast of Florida and in Georgia, South […]

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Early Landings Data High, Highest Volume of Shrimp Landed in the Gulf of Mexico Since 2012

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 February. Last month, 3.4 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf of Mexico, up from 2.9 million pounds in February of 2020 and 2.1 million pounds in February of […]

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2021 Begins with Historic Levels of Shrimp Landings in Texas, Highest Volume of Shrimp Landed in the Gulf of Mexico Since 2012

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 the first month of the new year. In January, 4.1 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf of Mexico, up from 2.8 million pounds in January 2020 and 2.4 […]

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Despite Increase in December Shrimp Harvest, Gulf Shrimp Landings in 2020 Well Below Historical Average

Last night, 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 the month of December. Last month, 6.6 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf of Mexico, up from 5.5 million pounds in December of 2019. Despite being the second highest […]

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As 2020 Draws Near its End, Shrimpers Look to Turn the Page on a Bleak Year

Yesterday afternoon, 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 the month of October. Last month, 7.5 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf, far and away the lowest total reported for any October in the historical database maintained […]

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Another Month in 2020, Another Historic Low in Shrimp Landings in the Gulf of Mexico

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 the month of September. Last month, 6.1 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf, the lowest total reported for any September in the historical database maintained by the Southern […]

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August Marks Another Record Low in Shrimp Landings in the Gulf of Mexico

Last night, 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 the month of August. Last month, 10.2 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf, the lowest total reported for any August going back to 2002. Prior to this year, the […]

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Action Needed: FTC Proposed Rule Defines “Made in the USA”

On July 16, 2020, the Federal Register published a notice of proposed rulemaking from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) related to “Made in USA” and other unqualified claims of U.S. origin on product labels.  The proposed rule would prohibit entities for marketing goods as having been “Made in the U.S.A.” unless (1) final assembly or processing of the product occurs […]

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