Almost 17 million pounds (7,711 metric tons – MT) of shrimp were landed in the Gulf of Mexico in August, continuing the strong catch level seen throughout this year and contributing to the best accumulative eight-month catch in more than four years at 65.9 million pounds (29,892 MT).

According to the latest data provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, ex-vessel prices for all shrimp sizes in the Western Gulf trended upwards last month com…