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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Update on the SBA Paycheck Protection Program for the Shrimp Industry

The Southern Shrimp Alliance has been working on the national, local and individual levels to ensure the many small businesses that comprise the US the shrimp industry have access to, and are fully informed on how to access federal coronavirus response programs – in particular, the Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Last Thursday, after less than two […]

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Hurricanes Disrupt Commercial Fishery in September, Landings Near Historical Lows for the Month

For the month of September, roughly 7.2 million pounds of shrimp were reported as landed in the Gulf of Mexico, well below the 11.2 million pounds landed in September of last year.  Total landings were 46.5 percent below the prior fifteen year historical average (13.4 million pounds) and were the second lowest recorded of any September over the last sixteen […]

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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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Oil Spill Science Seminar: Technology and Deepwater Horizon – August 30

Greetings,   The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program is excited to announce our latest seminar. Please help spread the word through your networks:   Available via ONLINE streaming & in-person!   Technology and Deepwater Horizon August 30th, 2016 In-person participants: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm (Eastern) Online participants: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Eastern)/8:00 am – 11:00 am […]

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Oil Spill Science Seminar: Sharing Gulf Science Discoveries for Management

The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team has an exciting announcement about an upcoming seminar. Please help spread the word through your networks:          Join our latest science seminar called “Sharing Gulf Science Discoveries for Management” in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 OR view the seminar live on the web from anywhere. The flyer is attached […]

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Two Upcoming Sea Grant Oils Spill Science Seminar

Greetings! The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Program will be hosting two seminars in the month of April. Please help us spread the word and pass along the attached flyers. Chilling with your chums: How did the oil spill impact Gulf Fisheries? April 6, 2016 in Austin, TX To register: https://gulfseagrant.wordpress.com/oilspilloutreach/presentations/chilling-with-your-chums/ During this social, local scientists will speak about the […]

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New publications and science seminar focus on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s

The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team has released its first oil spill science outreach publications. These publications share the latest science about: Fisheries Landings and Disasters in the Gulf of Mexico – Learn about historical fisheries landings data within the context of manmade and natural disasters. Explore why this data is important for fisheries management.   The Deepwater […]

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Settling With BP? Maximize Your Settlement Through Tax Planning

Many individuals and businesses in the domestic shrimp industry have already received settlement funds from BP with respect to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and many others will be receiving funds in the near future.  In order to maximize the benefit you receive from any such settlement, be sure to consult with your accountant or other tax advisor to ensure […]

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