Combatting International Deforestation Requires Addressing the Destruction of Mangroves by Foreign Shrimp Farming

In comments submitted to the U.S. Department of State, the Southern Shrimp Alliance argued that any effort to develop a strategy for combating international deforestation must address the continuing devastation of mangrove forests around the world caused by shrimp farms. The Southern Shrimp Alliance’s comments were submitted in response to the State Department’s request for stakeholder input on options for […]

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NOAA Data Show that through July, Shrimp Landing Volumes in the Gulf Were Significantly Higher than in 2018, 2019, and 2020

On Tuesday, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released preliminary shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for July 2022, as well as revised shrimp landings data for June 2022. In addition, NOAA continued its release of preliminary shrimp landings data from the South Atlantic, a practice begun in […]

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NOAA’s Preliminary Reporting Shows Gulf Shrimp Landings in Line with Last Year; Agency Begins Reporting Preliminary South Atlantic Figures as Well

Yesterday, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released preliminary shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for March and the first quarter of 2022. NOAA also, for the first time, released preliminary shrimp landings data from the South Atlantic. NOAA reports that 124,000 pounds of shrimp were landed on […]

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NOAA’s Preliminary Reporting Shows Shrimp Landings in the Gulf of Mexico in 2021 Higher Than 2020, But Data Also Appear to Be Substantially Understated

Yesterday, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released preliminary shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for December and the full year of 2021. For the month of December, NOAA preliminarily reports that 4.4 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf of Mexico, the lowest total […]

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August Shrimp Landings Incompletely Reported; Major Historical Revisions Confirm Substantial Underreporting of Shrimp Landings in Gulf of Mexico

Earlier today, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released preliminary shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for August. For the month, NOAA reports that 11.7 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf of Mexico, the second lowest total for any August since 2002, behind only […]

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July Shrimp Landings Lowest Since 2010; Major Historical Revisions Confirm Substantial Underreporting of Shrimp Landings in Louisiana and Florida

Last week, 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. For the month, NOAA reports that 6.4 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf of Mexico, the lowest total for any July since 2010 (5.5 million pounds). In NOAA’s […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Weighs-In on Offshore Wind Energy in the Gulf

Today the Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) filed comments with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in response to their request for input regarding potential commercial wind energy leasing on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/SSA-Comments-on-BOEM-RFI-GOM-Wind-f-7-26-21.pdf The purpose is for BOEM to determine whether to begin leasing to wind energy companies any portion of a very large […]

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Through First Half of 2021, NOAA Reports Shrimp Landings Low, Prices High

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 June. Following significant downward revisions to the landings data made by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to its earlier reporting, NOAA indicates that through June, landings of shrimp in the […]

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Gulf Shrimp Landings in 2021 Continue to Be Higher Than Last Two Years

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. Last month, 6.6 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf of Mexico, down slightly from 6.7 million pounds in May of 2020. Since 2002, the only previous May where […]

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Gulf Shrimp Landings through the First Third of 2021 Are Above Historical Averages and the Highest Since 2017

This 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 April. Last month, 2.3 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf of Mexico, up slightly from 2.2 million pounds in April of 2020. The volume of shrimp landed in the […]

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