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   August Gulf Shrimp Landings Up From Last Year Despite Historic Lows In Florida And Mississippi
by Southern Shrimp Alliance
Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 3:34PM EDT

NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Data Management division released data providing information on August shrimp landings for the Gulf of Mexico.

For the month, over 16.7 million pounds of shrimp were reported as landed in the Gulf of Mexico, up from 14.2 million pounds in August of last year.  Total landings were 6.4 percent below the prior fifteen year historical average (17.9 million pounds).  Shrimp landings on the West Coast of Florida, 137,000 pounds, were the lowest reported for any August in the sixteen years of data compiled by the Southern Shrimp Alliance.  Shrimp landings in Mississippi, 591,000 pounds, were the second lowest reported for any August over that same timeframe.  In contrast, shrimp landings in Alabama, 2.5 million pounds, were the second highest for any August over the last sixteen years.

Through the first eight months of 2017, 65.9 million pounds of shrimp has been landed in the Gulf of Mexico.  This is the highest total reported since 2013, but still 8.4 percent below the prior fifteen year historical average (72.0 million pounds).  Louisiana has been the largest contributor to this year’s total, at 24.8 million pounds, followed by Texas at 22.1 million pounds, and then Alabama at an unprecedented level of 10.4 million pounds – a total that is 79.0 percent higher than the prior fifteen year historical average of 5.8 million pounds.

To read the rest of the story, please go to: Southern Shrimp Alliance


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