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Mississippi Shrimpers Deliver Catch to Local Food Banks

2/3/2021 - By Jessica Hathaway. Early this year, Mississippi food pantries received deliveries of locally caught, processed and packaged shrimp, harvested by members of Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United. A $50,000 Catch Together grant facilitated by the nonprofit Extra Table helped Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United purchase 20,000 pounds of local heads-on shrimp. The… SEE MORE
Louisiana is among 7 states where fishing disasters have been declared.

US Commerce Declares Fishing Disasters for 7 States

9/27/2019 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has declared fishing disasters for seven states on three coasts. “Fishing is the cornerstone of countless coastal economies and has been a way of life for generations of Americans,” he said in a brief news release Wednesday. “This determination acknowledges the… SEE MORE