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BILOXI -- The Asian tiger shrimp has invaded the northern Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi Sound.
But officials at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources said there’s no immediate reason for concern at this point in time.
“Most of the reports we’ve received lately have been from fishermen working in Louisiana and landing their catch in Mississippi,” said Mike Pursley, Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator and Field Project Manager for the DMR.
... the shrimp may have escaped from aquaculture facilities in the Caribbean and carried here by ocean currents because none of the shrimp are being raised commercially in the United States. That’s despite past aquaculture facilities have operated in Texas, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina.
“We just don’t know enough at this time,” ...
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
Species invading different areas cant be helped , its the natural order of living things on this planet. The strongest survive. I dont think its up to us to decide whether one species should live or die.