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    Diving prices put La. shrimpers between a haul and a hard place

    Diving prices put La. shrimpers between a haul and a hard place By Madelyn Kearns, SeafoodSource associate editor Published on Thursday, May 28, 2015 var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:’jm-335ae3d6-be81-a68a-7fb5-8b976803f01e’});         Prices are on the decline for shrimpers in Louisiana, some of whom are seeing their catch sell for less than half of what it was worth […]

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    Fish make comeback after catch limits imposed

    Fish make comeback after catch limits imposed WASHINGTON – U.S. fisheries are on a winning streak. A new government report Wednesday shows the number of key stocks off America’s coasts have continued to bounce back since 2007, when Congress imposed catch limits for overfished species.The report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries division […]

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    Federal Ruling on Allocation Favors Gulf Commercial Red Snapper Fishermen

    Federal Ruling on Allocation Favors Gulf Commercial Red Snapper Fishermen by News Editor/ Newsroom Ink on March 27, 2014

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    Consumer Reports Finds Potentially Harmful Bacteria and Illegal Antibiotic Residues in Tests of Frozen Shrimp

    Consumer Reports Finds Potentially Harmful Bacteria and Illegal Antibiotic Residues in Tests of Frozen Shrimp Findings raise public health concerns especially with imported, farmed shrimp; FDA needs to step up inspection at U.S. ports and overseas shrimp farms Consumer Reports recommends buying responsibly-caught U.S. wild shrimp when possible YONKERS, NY — Shrimp has surpassed tuna in […]

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    Coming USDA Catfish Inspections Raise Question: Could Shrimp Be Next?

    Coming USDA Catfish Inspections Raise Question: Could Shrimp Be Next? By Dan Flynn | April 23, 2015 If food safety put catfish under USDA inspection, can shrimp be far behind?That question is coming into focus this week after one of USDA’s top two food safety officials told a gathering of food policy wonks on Tuesday […]

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    Maryland is hungry for Louisiana crabs, but Louisiana can’t deliver

    Maryland is hungry for Louisiana crabs, but Louisiana can’t deliver   Bayou La Batre, Ala. — Terry Drawdy is no stranger to trouble. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina‘s massive storm surge engulfed this fishing village near the Mississippi-Alabama border, destroying the offices and processing facility of Drawdy’s Crab Co. But Drawdy contends that the spring and […]

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    How Does a Shrimp Boat Work? (video)

    Louisiana Shrimp Boat

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    Gulf Coast Seafood

    http://eatgulfseafood.com/ With a reputation for great times and premium American seafood, the legacy of the country’s great seafood belongs to the GulfCoast. Comprised of five states, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, Gulf Coast Seafood has been providing fishermen, grocers, chefs, foodies, and many others with not only great food and memorable times, but also […]

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    Wild American Shrimp

    Link to Wild American Shrimp American Shrimp Processors Association The American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA), based in Biloxi, Mississippi, was formed in 1964 to represent and promote the interests of the domestic, U.S. wild-caught, warm water shrimp processing industry along the GulfCoast with members from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. We are the collective […]

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    Associated Press links slave fishing labor to Thai Union, prominent U.S. firms

    Associated Press links slave fishing labor to Thai Union, prominent U.S. firms By James Wright, Senior Editor Published on Wednesday, March 25 2015 The Associated Press (AP) on Tuesday linked seafood products harvested by slave laborers on fishing boats in Indonesia to major seafood companies around the world, including Thai Union Frozen Products (TUF), Thailand’s […]