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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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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Another Month in 2020, Another Historic Low in Shrimp Landings in the Gulf of Mexico

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 the month of September. Last month, 6.1 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf, the lowest total reported for any September in the historical database maintained by the Southern […]

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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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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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September Shrimp Landings Thirty Percent Below Historical Averages

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 September 2019. NOAA reported that shrimp landings in the Gulf last month (9.0 million pounds) were the third lowest reported for any September since 2002; 29.9 percent below the prior seventeen-year […]

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In August, a Drop in Texas Shrimp Landings Means Another Low Harvest

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 August 2019. NOAA reported that shrimp landings in the Gulf last month (13.3 million pounds) were the third lowest reported for any August since 2002. Commercial shrimp landings last month were 24.7 percent […]

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Shrimp Landings in the Gulf of Mexico Slightly Higher Last Month than in Previous Two Junes; Landings for Year Remain Down

On Tuesday, 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 2019. NOAA reported that shrimp landings in the Gulf last month (11.1 million pounds) were slightly higher than in June 2018 and June 2017 (10.9 million pounds). Nevertheless, commercial shrimp landings […]

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