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Know Your Supplier (Update): FDA Adds Five More Malaysian Companies to Import Alerts for Antibiotic Contamination of Shrimp

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) revised Import Alert 16-129 – regarding seafood products found to contain nitrofurans – to include three more listings for Malaysian companies shipping shrimp to the U.S. market. In total, since the Southern Shrimp Alliance’s January 30th letter to the FDA regarding shrimp shipped from Malaysia, the agency [...]Know Your Supplier (Update): FDA Adds Five More Malaysian Companies to Import Alerts for Antibiotic Contamination of Shrimp read more ...

 

January Landings of Shrimp in Gulf of Mexico Second Lowest in Last Decade

NOAA has now published landing volume data for shrimp caught in the Gulf of Mexico for the first month of 2015.   The Southern Shrimp Alliance’s analysis of NOAA data indicates that shrimp landings for the month of January were the second lowest for any January since 2002.   For the entire Gulf of Mexico, [...]January Landings of Shrimp in Gulf of Mexico Second Lowest in Last Decade read more ...

 

NGO Identifies Failures by Thai Government to Meaningfully Address Slave Labor in Thai Fishing Industry; Demonstrates the Need for Legislation Implementing the Port State Measures Agreement

Earlier this week, the Environmental Justice Foundation (“EJF”) published a briefing paper (“Broken Promises:  Why Thailand should stay on Tier 3 in the 2015 US Trafficking in Persons report”) identifying numerous shortcomings in the government of Thailand’s response to documented labor abuse in the Thai fishing industry.  Specifically, the briefing paper documented additional incidents of [...]NGO Identifies Failures by Thai Government to Meaningfully Address Slave Labor in Thai Fishing Industry; Demonstrates the Need for Legislation Implementing the Port State Measures Agreement read more ...

 

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