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  • Shrimpers back on the job without higher prices

    September 13, 2014 6:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana shrimpers are back on the water, and most of them returned after three days of what had been planned as a one-week strike for higher prices. After a meeting last Friday, Louisiana Shrimp Association members said they'd keep their boats docked for a week because... more »
  • Shrimpers, feds meet to talk sea turtle devices

    June 5, 2012 6:30 AM

    BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - Federal regulators are in Louisiana to talk about a proposal to make shrimpers working in state waters put special devices on their trawl nets allowing sea turtles to swim out to safety. The National Marine Fisheries Service is holding a meeting Tuesday in Belle Chasse... more »
  • W&F to shrimpers: please report Asian tiger shrimp

    May 23, 2012 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is asking shrimpers to report any Asian tiger shrimp they catch off Louisiana. State officials say they had less than 25 reports in Louisiana waters until last fall - but they've received about 80 reports since the beginning... more »
  • Shrimpers to protest at the state Capitol

    June 20, 2011 6:12 AM

    DULAC, La. (AP) - Fishermen reeling from low dock prices and processors unable to pay them more because of a shrimp glut are bringing their concerns to Baton Rouge Wednesday. On the steps of the state Capitol and within its halls, they plan to urge legislators to help convince BP... more »
  • Landrieu Welcomes ITC Ruling in Favor of Louisiana Shrimpers

    March 15, 2011 5:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., welcomed today's decision by the International Trade Commission (ITC) to continue import duties on shrimp from Thailand, China, Vietnam, India and Brazil for five more years. The ITC, which put these duties in an anti-dumping order issued in 2005, decided by... more »
  • 2 Sisters Crabbing Rescue Shrimpers from Burning Boat

    September 8, 2010 2:55 PM

    CHAUVIN, La. (AP) - Two sisters who were out crabbing rescued three shrimpers from a burning boat. The Courier reports that 27-year-old Carla Ghere of Bayou Blue and 26-year-old Carolyn Tillman of Houma saw the boat on fire shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, on Lake Boudreaux. When they got... more »
  • Louisiana Shrimpers Reporting Clean 1st Day Catch

    August 17, 2010 6:56 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Commercial shrimpers out for the first season since BP's disastrous spill indicated their catch was plentiful and free of oil, despite a report by scientists that much of the crude remains below the surface of the Gulf. Fishermen spent much of the summer mopping up... more »
  • Louisiana Shrimpers Worry About Prices for Next Season

    August 16, 2010 5:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Shrimpers trawling Louisiana waters Monday in the first commercial season since the Gulf disaster don't know what dangers from the massive BP oil spill still lurk and what market there will be for their catch if consumers don't believe the seafood is safe. Perhaps the biggest... more »
  • Shrimpers Eligible for Help

    August 13, 2010 4:33 PM

    Qualified Louisiana shrimp fishermen may receive up to $12,000 in cash benefits and obtain technical training under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Farmers Program. This program is designed to help shrimpers in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic adjust to increased competition through training... more »
  • Shrimp season to start, but is it safe to eat?

    August 10, 2010 7:25 PM

    Captain Cherie Broussard unloads her boat full of chilled shrimp. She and her crew just came back from Southwest Pass. Her reputation and livlihood is on the line if any contaminated shrimp are found. "People are scared," Broussard said. "If they feed it to their family, their family will... more »
  • Texas Shrimpers Concerned

    July 16, 2010 2:42 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Texas shrimpers concerned about what the BP oil spill means for them are preparing for what could be a shaky season and watching the horizon for longer term changes. The commercial brown shrimp season opened Thursday night, but state waters could close if oily water spreads to... more »
  • Shrimpers Trawling in Restricted Areas

    June 21, 2010 12:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says it seized 30,000 pounds of brown shrimp after being tipped that boats were trawling an area closed because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Lady Monica and La Borrachita were boarded Sunday about 35 nautical miles south of Terrebonne... more »
  • Shrimpers Get to Work

    May 11, 2010 12:04 AM

    After the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries re-opened areas west of the Mississippi River to recreational and commercial fishing Monday, shrimpers at the Port of Delcambre scrambled to get out to the open waters. "It was a really crazy day," said Joe Cheramie, who was ready to shrimp... more »

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