Gulf of Mexico shrimp landings at best volume in nearly a decade

A Gulf of Mexico shrimp boat sits at a dock.

Data released by NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center in early November shows shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico through the first seven months of 2022 are the best they’ve been in nearly a decade.

Through July, shrimpers in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida’s Gulf Coast reported catching 50.1 million pounds of shrimp. That total is about 1 million pounds under the 20-year average calculated by the Southern Shrimp Alliance, which tracks NOAA Fisheries data …

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