ELB Funding FY24

The limited FY 2024 Appropriations bills passed by Congress this weekend include $850,000 for NMFS to develop and implement an Electronic Logbook (ELB) program in conjunction with the U.S. shrimp industry. For the second year in a row, the Southern Shrimp Alliance requested the funding and language that expresses concern about the termination of the […]

Senator Cassidy’s India Shrimp Tariff Act Throws a Lifeline to Desperate U.S. Shrimp Industry

On Thursday, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced two bills designed to address the Government of India’s rampant subsidization of food products, including rice, pulse crops, wheat, peanuts, and shrimp. Senator Cassidy’s legislation recognizes that, with this massive government support, India has flooded global markets and decimated food producers in the United States.  In one […]

Dockside Prices for Shrimp Way Down in April; Landings in Alabama and Mississippi at Record Levels in 2023

On Thursday, 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 and the South Atlantic for April 2023. Since July of 2021, NOAA has substantially revised its historical reporting of monthly landings. Because these revisions have continuously reflected significant differences […]

Shrimp Landings at Record Levels in Alabama, But Down in Louisiana and Texas in 1Q2023

Last Wednesday, 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 and the South Atlantic for March 2023.  Since July of 2021, NOAA has substantially revised its reporting of monthly landings to replace preliminarily reported figures with final, corrected amounts. Because these […]

Prices for Landed Shrimp Remained at Historic Lows in February

Last Thursday, 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 and the South Atlantic for February 2023. Since July of 2021, NOAA has been making substantial revisions to its reporting of landings to now reflect final […]

Southern Shrimp Alliance Supports SIMP Expansion to Cover All Types of Snapper, Opposes Proposal to Allow Foreign Entities to Hold International Fisheries Trade Permits

Yesterday, the Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) submitted comments regarding a rule proposed by the National Marine Fisheries Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Fisheries) that would expand the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) to cover additional seafood species. In its comments, SSA expressed support for NOAA Fisheries’ proposal to expand SIMP to […]

Volume of Landed Shrimp Declines as Shrimp Prices Collapse in January

Last Thursday, 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 and the South Atlantic for January 2023. Since July of 2021, NOAA’s reporting makes substantial revisions to now reflect final totals for past years rather than […]

NOAA Releases November 2022 Shrimp Landings Data Showing Rebound in Louisiana and Decline in Texas

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 and the South Atlantic for November 2022. As with the agency’s reporting since July of last year, the numbers released by NOAA include substantial revisions, with reporting […]

NOAA’s Landings Data Shows Rebound Year for Louisiana Shrimp Fishery in 2022

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 and the South Atlantic for October 2022. As with the agency’s reporting since July of last year, the numbers released by NOAA for landings in the Gulf […]