NOAA has now published landing volume data for shrimp caught in the Gulf of Mexico for the first month of 2015.
The Southern Shrimp Alliance’s analysis of NOAA data indicates that shrimp landings for the month of January were the second lowest for any January since 2002.
For the entire Gulf of Mexico, the shrimp industry landed 3.3 million pounds of shrimp in January 2015. Although this was improvement over last January, when only 3.1 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf, this year’s harvest was a million pounds below the historical average for the month (around 4.3 million pounds).
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