Louisiana Shrimp

Introduction

Brown shrimp

Shrimp is one of the largest commercial fisheries in Louisiana, second only in landings to mendhaden. Brown shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus) and white shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus) are the two primary species landed in Louisiana state waters. Louisiana harvests close to 50% of all shrimp landings in Gulf. In 2015, 30.6 million pounds of brown shrimp and 59.9 million pounds of white shrimp were landed worth $27.8 million and $85.4 million respectively. Approximately 67% of shrimp landed in Louisiana is harvested in state waters.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is responsible for monitoring and managing the shrimp fishery in state waters. Federal waters off Louisiana are managed by NOAA Fisheries and the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council.

For more information about the Louisiana shrimp fishery, visit FINFO.

For more information about the shrimp fishery in federal waters, visit FishWatch.

Louisiana Shrimp Action Plan

Comments

The G.U.L.F. program welcomes comments from the public regarding our work. If you have experience with a fishery that we are currently engaged with and would like to provide feedback, click here
 

Get Involved

If you want to be involved in a MAP, click here to find out how!
 
If you would like to show your support for a MAP, please sign a Letter of Support.
Download the Audubon Gulf Seafood Guide mobile app:
 
Click here for the app tutorial on YouTube.
Sponsored and coordinated by Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission.
Authorized by the five Gulf state marine resource management agencies.
NOAA Award #NA10NMF4770481.