Louisiana shrimpers threatening to strike
Posted on 8/10/2018 7:19:00 AM.
Louisiana shrimpers say a strike could be coming soon if prices hit thirty cents a pound, because of cheaper, imported seafood. Louisiana Shrimpers Association President Acy Cooper says many of the imported shrimp from countries like Indonesia are flooding the market just before the season kicks off in the Bayou State.
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NOAA predicts below-average brown shrimp commercial harvest
Posted on 7/13/2016 2:59:00 AM.

NOAA predicts a below-average season for brown shrimp commercial harvests in the western Gulf of Mexico, which is not good news for shrimpers. The 55-year average harvest is around 56 million pounds, and this year’s harvest is forecast at less than 40 million pounds. Louisiana Shrimp Association President Acy Cooper says this more bad news for a struggling industry.

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