Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on the Future of the U.S. Commercial Seafood Industry

This morning, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened a hearing titled, Building a Stronger and More Resilient Seafood Sector to examine the national and regional impact of COVID-19 on the seafood industry and the likely effect of fisheries disaster funding provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Presided over by the Chairman of […]

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2019 Saw Recovery in the South Atlantic Shrimp Industry, Decline in the Gulf

Data for commercial landings in the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic for calendar year 2019 have now been made available by the Gulf State Fisheries Information Network of the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program. These data show that the volume and value of warmwater shrimp landed in 2019 fell significantly from […]

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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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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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Extended Validity of Vessel and Dealer Permits

  Southeast Region Fishery Bulletin Bringing Fishing News to You FB19-003 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: January 31, 2019 CONTACT: Sustainable Fisheries Division 727-824-5305  Extended Validity of Vessel and Dealer Permits KEY MESSAGE: Due to the government shutdown, the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Region Permits Office is notifying permit holders of the continued validity of some permits, beyond the expiration date stated on the […]

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Patience, Persistence and Prayers Pay-Off with Long-Sought Exemption for Shrimpers

*Revised 12/6/18 to update links to EPA. The Southern Shrimp Alliance has been deeply engaged in protecting shrimp vessel owners throughout the Gulf and South Atlantic region from the onerous and expensive requirements of an EPA permit under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) literally ever since a 2005 federal court decision imposed those requirements on commercial fishing vessels […]

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