September 10, 2004

9/10 - Shrinking Shrimpers: Feds recommend reducing Gulf shrimping fleet

Importation of shrimp to the U.S. increased 300 percent from 1997 to 2002. The Gulf of Mexico shrimping fleet is feeling the pinch. What to do? Feds say cut the fleet, shrimpers say, "tell the public our shrimp's better."

Bye-bye bycatchers?

Posted by Randy Olson at September 10, 2004 02:24 AM

Where does the imported shrimp come from? Even if the U.S. shrimpers shrink their numbers, isnt't this just going to shift the bycatch problem elsewhere, perhaps to countries that are more lax on fishing regulations?

Posted by: Mike Boone at September 10, 2004 11:05 AM