Amid Influx of Imported Shrimp, Bayou La Batre Declares Disaster for Shrimping Industry

September 6, 2023 Margaret Kates,

The city of Bayou La Batre, the epicenter of the seafood industry in Alabama, is looking for the federal and state governments to provide relief to shrimpers in the area, following an influx of imported shrimp that has depressed the industry.

Gulf Shrimp Processor Awarded Rouses Markets Seafood Partner of the Year

June 9, 2023 Tommy’s Seafood

Rouses Markets, one of the South’s largest independent retailers with over $1 billion in annual sales, recognized Tommy’s Seafood, Inc. as the Seafood Partner of the Year at their 2023 Vendor’s Conference. James Breuhl stated at the event, “Rouses and Tommy’s Seafood have been partners for many years. Our relationship began with just a handshake started between myself and Tommy Delaune, the founder of Tommy’s Seafood. We’ve had a special partnership that has allowed both companies to support the local seafood industry and fishermen along the entire Gulf Coast.”

Mississippi Shrimp Season Opens

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has set the opening date of the 2022-2023 shrimp season in state territorial waters for 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Gulf Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July 15, 2021

July 14, 2021 NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will open to shrimp trawling beginning 30 minutes after official sunset, local time, on July 15, 2021, corresponding to the time Texas opens its waters to shrimp trawling.

Half Way Through 2020, Gulf Shrimp Landings at All-Time Lows

July 28, 2020 Southern Shrimp Alliance

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