Combatting International Deforestation Requires Addressing the Destruction of Mangroves by Foreign Shrimp Farming

In comments submitted to the U.S. Department of State, the Southern Shrimp Alliance argued that any effort to develop a strategy for combating international deforestation must address the continuing devastation of mangrove forests around the world caused by shrimp farms. The Southern Shrimp Alliance’s comments were submitted in response to the State Department’s request for stakeholder input on options for […]

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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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July Shrimp Landings Lowest Since 2010; Major Historical Revisions Confirm Substantial Underreporting of Shrimp Landings in Louisiana and Florida

Last week, 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 July. For the month, NOAA reports that 6.4 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf of Mexico, the lowest total for any July since 2010 (5.5 million pounds). In NOAA’s […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Weighs-In on Offshore Wind Energy in the Gulf

Today the Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) filed comments with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in response to their request for input regarding potential commercial wind energy leasing on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/SSA-Comments-on-BOEM-RFI-GOM-Wind-f-7-26-21.pdf The purpose is for BOEM to determine whether to begin leasing to wind energy companies any portion of a very large […]

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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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2021 Begins with Historic Levels of Shrimp Landings in Texas, Highest Volume of Shrimp Landed in the Gulf of Mexico Since 2012

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 first month of the new year. In January, 4.1 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf of Mexico, up from 2.8 million pounds in January 2020 and 2.4 […]

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Despite Increase in December Shrimp Harvest, Gulf Shrimp Landings in 2020 Well Below Historical Average

Last night, 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 December. Last month, 6.6 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf of Mexico, up from 5.5 million pounds in December of 2019. Despite being the second highest […]

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As 2020 Draws Near its End, Shrimpers Look to Turn the Page on a Bleak Year

Yesterday afternoon, 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 October. Last month, 7.5 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf, far and away the lowest total reported for any October in the historical database maintained […]

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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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