Posts Tagged ‘shrimping’

More state waters opened to shrimping

by Published: August 29,2011

Tags: commercial fishing, fishing, shrimp, shrimping

GULF OF MEXICO — In addition to waters previously opened to shrimping, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has opened waters in the Biloxi Bay Channel between Beacon 18 and Beacon 26. The area will be closed, however, if during routine sampling it is found that undersize shrimp have moved into the vicinity. Recreational […] [...]

Officials, shrimpers differ on view of current season

by Published: June 22,2011

Tags: market prices, shrimp, shrimpers, shrimping

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi officials say early results from the opening of the brown shrimp season are pointing to a good season, but shrimpers are grumbling about prices they are getting for what they say are too small shrimp. Traci Floyd, director of the state Department of Marine Resources Shrimp and Crab Bureau, says […] [...]

DMR sets opening of shrimp season for May 25

by Published: May 19,2011

Tags: food, seafood, shrimp, shrimping, state government

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has set the opening date of the 2011-2012 shrimp season in Mississippi territorial waters for 6 a.m. May 25. All regulations set forth in ordinances of the DMR will be in full force and effect and all boats engaged in catching or transporting shrimp […] [...]

Shrimp association applauds release of antidumping funds

BILOXI — The American Shrimp Processors Association is welcoming the release of withheld duty funds to the domestic shrimp industry. According to the ASPA, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be distributing tariffs collected on unfairly traded imports that had been withheld from domestic producers for more than four years pending the resolution of litigation […] [...]

Louisiana officials extend white shrimp season

by Published: March 29,2011

Tags: fishing, shrimping

GULF OF MEXICO — Louisiana wildlife and fisheries officials say the shrimp season in the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds will be extended until further notice. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries secretary Robert Barham says current data indicates that marketable quantities of white shrimp remain in those areas. He says by extending the shrimp […] [...]

Senators pushing for continued duties on imported shrimp

by Published: February 2,2011

Tags: antidumping, aquaculture, fishing, shrimping, tariffs, trade

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) recently testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that existing antidumping duties must be extended to promote an even playing field for U.S. shrimpers “besieged by unfair foreign imports.” The ITC is in the process of determining whether conditions within the U.S. shrimp […] [...]

Shrimpers given more time to harvest

by Published: January 4,2011

Tags: shrimping, state government

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has extended the shrimping season for Mississippi territorial waters north of the Intracoastal Waterway through Jan. 14. Those waters will close to shrimping at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 15, 2011. If biological sampling indicates a movement of large numbers of juvenile shrimp into this area, […] [...]

Shrimp catch way down, but not prices

GULF OF MEXICO — Shrimp landings may be way below average this season, but the quality of Gulf shrimp is still good.

 Shrimping began on time when state waters opened June 3. Because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, partial closures were implemented beginning June 8. By July 1, state waters had completely closed.

 “With […] [...]

Shrimpers back in Florida waters

GULF OF MEXICO — Shrimping is now permitted in state waters off the western tip of the Florida Panhandle that had been closed due to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precaution, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission closed the 23-mile stretch of water off Escambia County on June 14 […] [...]

Shrimpers trawling in Gulf, but concerns remain

GULF OF MEXICO — Shrimpers trawling Louisiana waters today in the first commercial season since the Gulf disaster don’t know what dangers from the massive BP oil spill still lurk and what market there will be for their catch if consumers don’t believe the seafood is safe. Perhaps the biggest fear is that some fisherman […] [...]

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