Shrimp catch down, value increases

gulf shrimpWhile Louisiana fisherman harvested less seafood in 2013, the value of their catch increased over the previous year, according to a federal report. Louisiana had the second most landings with 1.1 billion pounds, but its overall value was fourth behind Massachusetts and Maine at $402 million. There were 283 million pounds of shrimp landed nationwide, a decrease of 5 percent. That catch brought in a larger price by 15 percent compared to 2012.  Read the rest here 13:16

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