Less than 7.2 million pounds (3,266 metric tons – MT) of shrimp were landed in the Gulf of Mexico last month, almost 4 million pounds (1,814 MT) less than in the corresponding month of 2016 and the lowest September catch recorded in more than five years.  

Last month’s landings contributed to an accumulative nine-month catch of 73.1 million pounds (33,158 MT), which was up on the 67.3 million pounds (30,527 MT) recorded at the same stage of last year, but short of the …