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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