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August 18, 2015 Updated CFVS Mandatory Exam Letter to Fishing Industry Vessel Owners and Operators

In accordance with the Congressional Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 and the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012, mandatory Dockside Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety (CFVS) Exams are starting October 15, 2015 and will need to be renewed once every 5 years.  Also, survival crafts that ensure no part of an individual is [...]August 18, 2015 Updated CFVS Mandatory Exam Letter to Fishing Industry Vessel Owners and Operators read more ...

 

Despite Strong Production in Texas in July, Gulf Shrimp Landings Remain Low While Dockside Prices Fall

NOAA’s recent release of shrimp landings data in the Gulf of Mexico for July 2015 shows that over 10.5 million pounds of shrimp were caught last month, up from 9.5 million pounds harvested in July 2014.  The year-to-year increase was driven by landings in Texas, where 5.2 million pounds of landed shrimp were reported compared [...]Despite Strong Production in Texas in July, Gulf Shrimp Landings Remain Low While Dockside Prices Fall read more ...

 

North Carolina Company Sentenced for Mislabeling Imported, Farm-Raised Shrimp as Wild-Caught Domestic Shrimp

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice (Justice Department) announced that Alphin Brothers Inc., a North Carolina-based seafood processor and wholesale distributor, was sentenced in federal court for falsely labeling imported shrimp. As part of a plea agreement reach on February 10, 2015, the company pleaded guilty to one felony count of making or submitting false [...]North Carolina Company Sentenced for Mislabeling Imported, Farm-Raised Shrimp as Wild-Caught Domestic Shrimp read more ...

 

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