FDA Renews Refusals of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now issued its first report of entry line refusals for 2020. There were 96 total seafood entry line refusals in January, of which two were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics (2.1%). The FDA had reported no refusals of shrimp entry lines for reasons related to banned antibiotics in November […]

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Shrimp Landings in 2019 Reported as 35% Below Historical Average

The Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center has released preliminary shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for December 2019 and for the full year. At 5.5 million pounds, landings of shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico were the lowest reported for any December in the historical database maintained […]

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Even With More Rejections in November, 2018 Likely to Have Lowest Number of Refusals of Shrimp Imports for Banned Antibiotics in Over a Decade

For the month of November, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that 4 out of the 61 (6.6%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. So far this year, there has been a total of 47 shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Absent a significant change in trends […]

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2017 Ends With Shrimp Landings in Louisiana at Historic Lows and Shrimp Landings in Alabama at Historic Highs

Last night, NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Data Management division released information regarding December shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico. In December, the commercial fishing industry landed 6.6 million pounds of shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico, up from 5.8 million pounds in December of 2016. Despite the significant increase from 2016, landings last month were 23.4 percent below the prior […]

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