Latest Shrimp fishery Stories
The Asian Tiger Prawn, an invasive species in the Gulf of Mexico that can grow nearly a foot long and threatens native wild stocks, has been found on the Texas coast.
Some 4,600 sea turtles are accidentally caught and killed in U.S. fisheries every year, a 94 percent reduction since 1990.
NOAA on Wednesday closed a section of the Gulf of Mexico to shrimping near the area where the massive oil spill earlier this year stemmed from as a precautionary move after a commercial fisherman found balls of tar in his shrimping net.
The number of sea turtles inadvertently snared by commercial fishing gear over the past 20 years may reach into the millions, according to the first peer-reviewed study to compile sea turtle bycatch data from gillnet, trawl and longline fisheries worldwide.
Mexicoâ€™s certification to export shrimp to the United States has been suspended because its trawls lack required protections for endangered sea turtles.
In an effort to protect rare sea turtles from being caught and killed in fishing nets, fishery managers have looked to a Cape Cod company to build a device they think can help save the turtles without interfering with fishing profits.
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released this week by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) includes a formal acknowledgement from the U.S.
Shrimp, a vital foundation of income for many developing countries, are becoming more susceptible to overfishing, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Tuesday.
Invasive Australian jellyfish could pose a threat to the U.S. commercial fishing and shrimping industry. The exotic jellyfish, Phyllorhiza punctata, were first spotted in the Gulf of Mexico in 2000.
Fishing nets with "exit holes" being introduced under a project to salvage depleted world fisheries are helping shrimp trawlers reduce unwanted extra catches by up to 70 percent, a U.N. study showed on Sunday.
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