NOAA data shows high Louisiana shrimp landings not enough to offset drops in every other state

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Preliminary shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic for October 2022 released by NOAA show catches in the U.S. state of Louisiana are up, offsetting drops in hauls in other states.

NOAA's reporting indicates landings in Louisiana so far in 2022 are the highest they've been in years, with 43.3 million pounds landed – above the historical average of 43.05 million pounds and significantly up from the 15.1 million pounds landed in 2021. The state alone accounts for approximately 47 percent of shrimp reported by the NOAA.

In October 2022, preliminary data indicates that 10.1 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic regions. For the first 10 months of the year, NOAA reporting indicates that 99.6 million pounds of warmwater shrimp were landed. That's down slightly from the 104.7 million pounds of warmwater shrimp caught in 2021, but up from the 97.2 million pounds caught in 2020 …

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