NOAA’s Fisheries Of The United States 2016 Highlights Massive Seafood Trade Deficits
by Southern Shrimp Alliance
Posted: 2017-11-08 15:38:13 EST

The Office of Science and Technology of the National Marine Fisheries Service recently issued the Fisheries of the United States report for 2016.

The report indicates that although the volume of shrimp landed in the Gulf of Mexico fell by 4.1% in 2016, compared to 2015, the overall value of that catch increased by 9.1%.  Those trends mean that the value of each pound of shrimp landed in the Gulf increased in 2016, although these values did not recover to the levels seen in 2013 and 2014:

In the South Atlantic, shrimpers were reported to have landed more shrimp in terms of both volume and value than any other year over the last fourteen years.  Last year marked the third straight year where the value of commercial shrimp landings in the South Atlantic increased over the prior year:

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