Though high shrimp prices may be good news for shrimpers, the industry is not all that pleased with the just concluded inland brown shrimp season. The Gulf Seafood Institute is hoping for a turnaround as a new season begins.
More than three million dollars has been allocated to collect anti-dumping duties from countries that illegally dump shrimp, crawfish and other seafood into U.S. markets from Department of Homeland Security funding.
In June of 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fish Fry in Washington, D.C. became the setting for the birth what was quickly to become one of the strongest and loudest voices for the Gulf of Mexico and the seafood it produces, The Gulf Seafood Institute.
Facing opposition on an amendment that would take a portion of the red snapper fishery from Gulf seafood providers for the exclusive use of recreational fishing, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to defer further action on Amendment 28.
In Georgia, as in the Gulf of Mexico, shrimp is king. But Georgia shrimp have come under attack by a parasite that could impact the economy of local coastal communities.
Louisiana shrimp has been the deep freeze long before reaching the shrimp boat freezers. Because of an unusually cold winter, the states brown shrimp season began late, leaving shrimpers with less time on the water this year.
Telling the stories of the fishermen bringing Gulf seafood directly to the consumers plate is the goal of Fish Trax Marketplace, an online traceability program building a community of trust among all of the links of the seafood value chain—from fisherman to dealer to retailer to consumer.