Mississippi Shrimp Season opens May 28

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has set the opening date of the 2020-2021 shrimp season in state territorial waters for 6 a.m. Thursday, May 28.

2019 Saw Recovery in the South Atlantic Shrimp Industry, Decline in the Gulf

Data for commercial landings in the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic for calendar year 2019 have now been made available by the Gulf State Fisheries Information Network of the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program.

Gulf Shrimpers Fight For Their Livelihoods in a Fertilizer-Fueled Dead Zone

Increasingly, Gulf Coast fishermen find themselves reckoning with a different type of pollution, a threat to ocean biodiversity and Louisiana’s $2 billion seafood industry that’s unrelated to oil and much harder to fix.

Gulf Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July 15, 2019

July 10, 2019 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, 2019, corresponding to the time Texas opens its waters to shrimp trawling.

Low March Shrimp Landings in Line with Historical Levels

Overall, NOAA reports that 6.8 million pounds of shrimp have been landed in the Gulf of Mexico through the first quarter of this year. This is the lowest volume of shrimp to have been landed in the Gulf of Mexico over the first quarter of any year going back to 2001.