3 Times as Many Red Snapper Doesn’t Mean Tripled Quotas

Members of Congress say they expect relaxed catch limits for red snapper this year in light of a new study finding three times the number previously thought to swim in the Gulf of Mexico, but experts note that tripled quotas are extremely unlikely.

Federal Waters off Texas Close to Shrimping on May 15, 2020

May 14, 2020 NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will close to shrimp trawling 30 minutes after official sunset, local time, on May 15, 2020, corresponding to the time Texas closes its state waters to shrimp trawling.

NOAA Fisheries Announces Changes to Allowable Fishing Effort in the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery

February 6, 2020 NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries announces an increase in the allowable amount of commercial shrimp trawl fishing effort in certain federal waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico.

Record Lows in Louisiana and Florida-and a Near Record High in Texas-Close Out 2018

February 27, 2019 Southern Shrimp Alliance

The Fishery Monitoring Branch of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for December 2018 and January 2019.