Tag Archives: U.S. shrimpers

Lawmakers urge more FDA inspections of imported seafood, win approval

An effort to increase the amount of imported seafood the U.S. inspects for health issues has crossed a hurdle in the Senate. Louisiana’s two Republican senators, John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy, won approval of a measure that would add $3.1 million the FDA’s budget for such testing. Shrimpers in Terrebonne and Lafourche, joined by their peers in other states, have pushed for the measure,, The group represents shrimp fishermen and processors in Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Video >click to read<17:48

Cold fronts create shrimpy season – the current state of shrimping in San Antonio Bay. Video

This year’s brown shrimp production is below the historical average, according to scientists at the National Marine Fisheries Service. Record low temperatures and a continued drought along the Gulf Coast of Texas and western Louisiana have caused the drop in shrimp production, according to a report released by the fisheries service last week. Video, Read more here 10:21