Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Gulf Fishing

Gulf Fishing

Gulf Fishing Red Snapper

Red Snapper

In 2008, commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico harvested 1.27 billion pounds of finfish and shellfish. Commercial fishermen earned $659 million in total landings revenue in 2008 from gulf fishing. Two of the largest commercial fishing operations in the Gulf of Mexico are red snapper and shrimp. Brown shrimp is the most important species in the U.S. Gulf fishery, with principal catches made from June through October.

The following shrimp species are found in the Gulf of Mexico:

Gulf Fishing Brown Shrimp

Brown Shrimp

Gulf Fishing White Shrimp

White Shrimp

Gulf Fishing Pink Shrimp

Pink Shrimp

Gulf Fishing Royal Red Shrimp

Royal Red Shrimp

Gulf Fishing Rock Shrimp

Rock Shrimp



Gulf Fishing

Gulf Fishing Closure Map

Federal Fisheries Closure and Other Information

Updates will be posted daily by 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (11:00 a.m. Central Time)

Current Closed Area Map

GeoPlatform Interactive Map

Gulf fishing and shrimp were apart of my day. I took a walk toward the Treme today and stopped in a mom and pop convenient store on Rampart St. It is run by a Korean family, they fix a shrimp Po’ Boy for $5.49. As I ate the sandwich, I wondered about the safety of the shrimp. It was the first shrimp Po’ Boy I have had since the spill.

Gulf Fishing Shrimp Po Boy

Shrimp Po'Boy Jadice Special

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