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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Addressing Permit and Gear Requirements

EXPLORE FURTHER: Rock Shrimp Permit Requirements NPDES Permits Bycatch Reduction Devices Latent Moratorium Shrimp Permits The environmental community, including the Ocean Conservancy, has launched a new campaign to eliminate what they refer to as “latent” permits in the Gulf shrimp fishery—meaning those permits associated with vessels that have not made shrimp landings in recent years for whatever reason.  Amendment 13 […]

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Statement on the Sustainability of U.S. Wild-Caught Shrimp

The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) is committed to sustainable management of commercial and recreational fisheries and the preservation of marine ecosystems. U.S. shrimpers harvest America’s favorite seafood from sustainable stocks and use fishing gear that reduces the impact on  the marine environments. The traditional way of life known by generations of shrimping families depends on healthy oceans. We are committed […]

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Shrimp Industry Meets Bycatch Reduction Goals Two Years Early

Tarpon Springs, FL—Scientists announced at the National Oceans and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Southeast Bycatch Workshop  that reductions in the U.S. shrimp industry bycatch mortality rate have surpassed the ambitious goals set in the most recent Southeast Data,  Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) red snapper stock assessment. The SEDAR report, which sets forth proposals to manage the overfished red  snapper stock, called […]

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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to Meet about Red Snapper Management Plan

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will be considering and selecting management measures to rebuild the red snapper stock  Monday, March 20 through Thursday, March 23 at the Radisson Admiral Semmes in Mobile, Alabama. Red snapper are overfished and  overfishing continues. “Overfished,” is a technical management term meaning that the stock lacks the sufficient number of fish required to  […]

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