SSA Endorses Barry Myers NOAA Administrator

In a November 22, 2017, letter to the leadership of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Southern Shrimp Alliance Executive Director endorsed on behalf of the organization, Mr. Barry Myers as President Trump’s nominee to be the next Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).   The agency plays a central role in the conservation […]

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Sea Grant’s Important Impact on the Shrimp Industry

Sea Grant’s mission is to enhance the practical use and conservation of coastal, marine and Great Lake resources in order to create a sustainable economy and environment. Please see the links below to view the important impact Sea Great makes on the shrimp industry. http://seagrant.noaa.gov/News/Article/ArtMID/1660/ArticleID/1658/Seafood-Month-Why-Sea-Grant-Matters-to-Louisiana-Fishermen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJOFSQHWZMo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NjhyuxZNLk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkcnXrbVgfQ

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Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee Membership

Good Day All, Would you like to have an opportunity to have an influence on the safety regulations being proposed for the commercial fishing fleet? “The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee. The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland […]

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Louisiana Spring Shrimp Season to Open May 8th

News Release For Immediate Release May 4, 2017 Contact: Ashley Wethey Public Information LDWF (504) 286-8733 awethey@wlf.la.gov Today, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the opening dates of the 2017 Louisiana spring shrimp season based on data provided by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and public comments. The opening dates for the 2017 Louisiana spring shrimp season […]

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New Science on Red Snapper Bycatch

The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) wishes to express its appreciation to the authors of a new scientific paper confirming that the shrimp trawl fishery in the Gulf of Mexico accounts for a negligible fraction of the total mortality of juvenile red snapper. The authors are Dr. Benny Gallaway, Dr. Bill Gazey and Dr. John Cole. The paper was published in […]

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Petition In Opposition to Rule Changes Requested by The North Carolina Wildlife Federation Has Over 3,000 Supporters

A petition to amend rules relating to commercial fishing in state waters in North Carolina was submitted to the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission on November 2, 2016 by The North Carolina Wildlife Federation.  The North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s petition seeks restrictions on shrimp trawling that would limit the time allowed for trawling and the type of gear that could […]

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NOAA Fisheries Announces the Extension of the Gulf of Mexico Commercial Shrimp Permit Moratorium

Sorry for the late distribution http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/fishery_bulletins/2016/051/index.html   FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: July 22, 2016 Susan Gehart or Susan.Gerhart@noaa.gov 727-824-5305, FAX 727-824-5308 FB16-051     Small Entity Compliance Guide A new rule effective August 22, 2016, will extend the existing commercial shrimp permit moratorium for an additional 10 years, until October 26, 2026. NOAA Fisheries, with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management […]

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URGENT NOTICE TO FEDERAL GULF OF MEXICO SHRIMP PERMIT HOLDERS

Federal regulations require all SPGM permit holders that have been selected to participate in the cellular Electronic Logbook (cELB) Program to pay the monthly cellular transmission costs to the service provider: Wyless Connect. This is mandatory and the program provides data that is essential for the Gulf Shrimp fishery to continue to operate under Federal statutes. If you fail to […]

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Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July 15, 2016

NOAA’s SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN (Gulf of Mexico) FB16-046 Sustainable Fisheries Division 727-824-5305 Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July 15, 2016 NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will open to shrimp trawling at 30 minutes after official sunset, local time, on July 15, 2016, corresponding to the time Texas opens its waters […]

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Submission of Comments on TEDs/Skimmer Trawls

Anyone who would like to submit comments regarding the TEDs/Skimmer Trawl issue the information is below to submit your testimony to NOAA: Scoping Period Ends April 29, 2016. For more information and to summit comments contact: Michael.Barnette@noaa.gov Fax: 727-824-5309            or Michael Barnette Southeast Regional Office Protected Resources Division 263 13th Avenue South St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-5309

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