LOW PRICES AND FEWER SHRIMP: SHRIMP SEASON’S START ISN’T A HAPPY ONE

 
May 24, 2016

Shrimp season opened Monday. Observers say fishermen are caught between small catches and low prices.

There are two shrimping seasons, spring and fall. Spring is considered the brown shrimp season, which opened Monday.

“The season opened today, and the catch is way off from what it usually is,” commercial fisherman Rodney Olander said. “The grade is way smaller than what we usually open with and, as usual, the price is down on us.”

G.U.L.F. Invites You to the Summer of Sustainability

 
April 21, 2016

Building on the great success of last year’s event, Great Chefs for G.U.L.F., Audubon Nature Institute’s sustainable seafood program Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) is celebrating the bounty of the Gulf of Mexico all summer.

FDA Issues Import Alert on Peninsular Malaysian Shrimp

 
April 18, 2016

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Import Alert 16-136, “Detention without Physical Examination of Aquacultured Shrimp and Prawns from Peninsular Malaysia Due to Presence of Drug Residues from Unapproved Animal Drugs or the Presence of Unsafe Food Additives.” Import Alert 16-136 follows a massive increase in the number of shrimp entry lines refused by the FDA for reasons related to veterinary drug residues beginning in 2014.