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NOAA Fisheries Service

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Coast Guard Seized $100,000 Worth of Illegal Shrimp Last Week

    Only a couple of weeks prior to the Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season opening, the Coast Guard has been busy seizing thousands of pounds of illegally harvested shrimp in Texas waters. Last Monday, the Coast Guard Cutter Heron caught two shrimping boats hauling up their catches in closed water ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    The Roughest Catch: Ike Jime on the Gulf Coast, Part 3 of 4

    Photos by GroovehouseJim Naismith, left, and Barry Irwin clean their catch on the boat's stern.​Read the first and second parts of our four-part series on Gulf sashimi-grade fish, and stay tuned tomorrow for the final installment. "Watch 'em," says Captain Barry Irwin as he approaches a chart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Gulf Shrimp Season Officially Closed

    Photo by motg​This past Sunday, May 15, marked the end of the Gulf shrimp season until at least mid-July. "The closure is designed to allow these small shrimp to grow to a larger, more valuable size before they are vulnerable to harvest," said Robin Riechers, coastal fisheries division direct ... More >>

  • News

    January 21, 2010

    Net Gains and Losses

    Is the Omega Protein company overfishing the most important fish in the sea?

  • News

    January 21, 2010

    Net Gains and Losses: Red Herring

    Author has his own special take on the fishing industry.

  • Calendar

    June 20, 2002

    The Ridley Riddle

    Why are sea turtles coming to Galveston's shores?

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Fish Fraud

    Passing off cheap fish for expensive red snapper is against the law. But no one enforces the regulations. So Texas restaurants are free to rip you off.

  • News

    November 6, 1997
  • News

    June 29, 1995

    Dead in the water

    Bothered by shrinking catches, growing regulations and a sense of frustration, Galveston Bay's shrimpers say that they, not the shrimp, are the endangered species.

  • News

    May 19, 1994

    The Battle for Lavaca Bay

    Diane Wilson asked only that her home bay be allowed to live. She says she was told no. So she went to war.

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