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.