NOAA Preliminary Data Shows Shrimp Landings in 2022 through September Are Close to Totals in 2021

Last week, 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 September 2022. In addition, NOAA continued its release of preliminary shrimp landings data from the South Atlantic, a practice begun in March of this year. As with the agency’s reporting since […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Welcomes Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act 

On Thursday night, the U.S. Senate, by an 83 to 11 vote, passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (HR 7776), one week after the legislation had been adopted in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 350 to 80.  The bill will now be sent to the President for signature and is expected to become law in the near term. […]

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New FDA Traceability Requirements to Take Effect in January 2026, Will Cover Shrimp

On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a pre-publication version of a Federal Register notice setting forth the final traceability requirements to be imposed on products covered by the agency’s Food Traceability List. The final rule is scheduled to be formally published in the Federal Register on Monday, November 21st and the FDA has announced that the compliance […]

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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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BOEM Announces Designation of Two Wind Energy Areas in the Gulf of Mexico that Reflect Input and Views of the Commercial Shrimp Industry

On October 31, 2022, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced its final designation of two Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) in the Gulf of Mexico, located off the coast of Galveston, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana.  In selecting these sites, BOEM collaborated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and chose areas that “have the least conflict with other […]

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June Shrimp Landings Data Show Dockside Price Decline

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 June 2022. In addition, NOAA continued its release of preliminary shrimp landings data from the South Atlantic, a practice begun in March 2022. As with the agency’s reporting since July of 2021, […]

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NOAA Releases Preliminary Warmwater Shrimp Landings Data for April and May 2022

Last week, 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 April and May 2022. In addition, NOAA continued its release of preliminary shrimp landings data from the South Atlantic, a practice begun in March 2022. NOAA reports that 3.0 million pounds […]

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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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Southern Shrimp Alliance Sends Letter to President in Support of Reps. Graves’ and Carl’s Request to USDA for Additional Section 32 Purchases of Shrimp

On June 17, 2022, Representatives Garret Graves (R-LA) and Jerry L. Carl (R-AL) sent a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, requesting that the U.S. Department of Agriculture continue to purchase wild-caught shrimp pursuant to the agency’s “Section 32” procurement program in fiscal year 2022. Reps. Graves and Carl observed that the USDA purchased over 9 million pounds of […]

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REMINDER FB22-006: Important Reminder from NOAA Fisheries: Turtle Excluder Device (TED) Requirements are Now in Effect

Important Reminder from NOAA Fisheries: Turtle Excluder Device (TED) Requirements are Now in Effect TED Requirements for Skimmer Trawls: In an effort to strengthen sea turtle conservation efforts, NOAA Fisheries is offering a reminder to the shrimp industry of current TED requirements. A TED is a device that allows sea turtles to escape from trawl nets, and their use is […]

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