Five-year low for Gulf of Mexico shrimp landings

Published on
November 28, 2016

The volume of shrimp landed in the Gulf of Mexico last month was the lowest for any October since 2012, according to the latest statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries.

Total shrimp landings in October amounted to 11.7 million pounds (5,307 metric tons – MT), down from 13.5 million pounds (6,123 MT) in the corresponding month of 2015 and the lowest October volume for five years. A similar performance was achieved for the first 10 months of the year…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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