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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Southern Shrimp Alliance Applauds Announcement of $25 Million in Additional USDA Section 32 Purchases of Shrimp

Today, Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be purchasing up to $25 million in wild-caught shrimp from the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. When completed, this will mark the third straight year in which the USDA has made significant purchases of domestic shrimp.  This determination to buy domestic shrimp comes in response to […]

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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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South Atlantic Shrimp Fishery Posts Above-Average Harvest Year in 2020

Through information made available from the state governments of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, the Southern Shrimp Alliance has compiled shrimp landings data in the South Atlantic for 2020 and the twenty years preceding it. Last year, 21.9 million pounds of shrimp (headless, shell-on equivalent weight) was landed on the east coast of Florida and in Georgia, South […]

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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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