Despite Slight Improvement in July, Gulf Shrimp Landings Still Down

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 July. Last month, 7.8 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf, up from 7.0 million pounds in July of 2019. The increase in landings occurred despite another […]

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SSA’s John Williams Asks Shrimp Industry to Please Complete NOAA Covid-19 Impacts Survey

NOAA is conducting a survey to assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our nation’s commercial and for-hire fishing operations and seafood dealers/processors. This nationwide survey will be used to inform NOAA, the Department of Commerce, Congress, fishery managers and stakeholders about the economic and social impacts the pandemic has had on the fishing industry. Commercial fishermen and fishing-dependent […]

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Half Way Through 2020, Gulf Shrimp Landings at All-Time Lows

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 June. Through the first half of this year, shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico are at the lowest levels reported over the last nineteen years.  NOAA indicates […]

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Monthly Shrimp Landings Data in North Carolina and Florida Confirm Resilience of Commercial Shrimpers

For the last several years, the Southern Shrimp Alliance has compiled and distributed information from the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center regarding shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico. These data have helped the industry quickly identify the impact of aberrational events (e.g., hurricanes; fresh water diversions; oil spills) […]

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Another Two Million Pounds of Shrimp Landed in the Gulf of Mexico in April

Yesterday, 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 April. Last month, 2.2 million pounds of shrimp were landed by commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico. Just as with March, this was the third consecutive year in […]

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Two Million Pounds of Shrimp Landed in the Gulf of Mexico in March

Earlier today, 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 March. Last month, 2.0 million pounds of shrimp were landed by commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico. This was the third consecutive year in which the volume […]

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Monthly Reporting of Shrimp Landings Data of Particular Importance Now, Southern Shrimp Alliance Tells NOAA Fisheries

In a letter sent Thursday to the Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries, Chris Oliver, the Southern Shrimp Alliance emphasized the importance of the agency’s monthly reporting of shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico to the U.S. shrimp industry. Noting that families and communities across the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic are anxious about the ability of the commercial […]

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After Change in Reporting Methodology, Shrimp Landings in February Are Above Historical Averages

Yesterday, 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 February. In February, 2.9 million pounds of shrimp were landed by commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico. This was a significant increase from the 2.1 million pounds of […]

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For Second Consecutive Year, Shrimp Landings Start Off Above Prior Year Levels

Yesterday, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released the first 2020 shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico. In January, 2.8 million pounds of shrimp were landed by commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico.  This was a significant increase from the 2.4 million pounds of shrimp harvested in […]

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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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