NOAA has now released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for May 2016.
For the month, NOAA reported landings of 10.3 million pounds shrimp in the region, 26.9% below the prior fourteen-year historical average. The total, however, marked the second straight year of landings increases in the month of May compared to the prior May.
For the year, 23.6 million pounds of shrimp have been landed in the Gulf of Mexico, an amount that is 8.6% below the prior fourteen-year historical average.
For the first five months of 2016, landings in Alabama (3.3 million pounds) are the highest recorded over the last fifteen years, while landings in Texas (6.9 million pounds) are the highest since 2012. Of all the states, only Louisiana has landed less shrimp in 2016 (10.1 million pounds) than in 2015 (10.3 million pounds).
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