NIOSH Fishing Survey Inquiry

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is working on a research project with commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico. Specifically about the commercial fishing experience and fishing equipment used on the boat. We are looking to hear from professionals and key stakeholders, who are knowledgeable about this subject. We’re reaching out to so that members can […]

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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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SSA Encouraged by NOAA-BOEM Collaboration on Offshore Wind

As reported in October, SSA Executive Director John Williams sent a letter to NOAA Administrator Dr. Richard Spinrad calling on the agency to work in partnership with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in evaluating offshore wind energy development in the Gulf of Mexico. Copied on the September 28, 2021, letter were: NOAA’s Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, Janet Coit; National Ocean […]

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Shrimp Landings Data for September and October Shows that Louisiana Commercial Fishing Industry Severely Impacted by Hurricane Ida

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 October. As with NOAA’s preliminary release of data in August, the agency explained that, with regard to shrimp landings data from Louisiana: “Due to the [extent] of Hurricane Ida’s impact Not […]

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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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Southern Shrimp Alliance Calls on NOAA and BOEM to Partner on Offshore Wind Spatial Planning

SSA Executive Director John Williams has written to NOAA Administrator Dr. Richard Spinrad urging the agency to work in partnership with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in evaluating offshore wind energy development in the Gulf of Mexico. https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/SSA-letter-to-NOAA-Admin-Spinrad-GOM-offshore-wind-f-9-28-21.pdf Copied on the September 28, 2021, letter are: NOAA’s Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, Janet Coit; National Ocean Service (NOS) Director, […]

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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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