Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit – March 1, 2016

Planning for the 2016 Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit is in full swing, and there is still time to partner with us again this year.  Summit attracts hundreds of commercial fishermen, seafood dealers, processors and others in the seafood industry, and this year’s event is sure to be better than ever at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner on March 1, 2016. Our format […]

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Ecuador and Organic Shrimp’s “Murky Waters”

Not many shrimpers will describe themselves as environmentalists.  Some will.  Most probably won’t.  The long history of efforts by some organizations to shut down or severely limit shrimp trawling in U.S. waters tend to rile up shrimpers whenever the word “environmentalist” is mentioned.  But that doesn’t mean that shrimpers are not environmentally conscious.  Folks have long dismissed or refused to […]

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Creating New Markets for U.S. Shrimp

EXPLORE FURTHER: Marketing Programs Seafood Watch List USDA Procurement Program Since 2003, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has spent nearly $155 million procuring seafood products for government programs like the school lunch program.   The USDA’s programs are intended, in part, to assist domestic production of seafood.  However, the single largest beneficiary of the government’s purchases is an American subsidiary […]

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NPR Covers SC Marketing Initiatives

NPR’s Around the Nation aired an 8-minute segment that highlighted marketing efforts in South Carolina that distinguish local wild-caught shrimp from the almost 90 percent of the shrimp eaten in the U.S. imported from farms from China, Indonesia and Thailand. “A South Carolina Shrimper Stays Afloat” by Thomas Pierce profiles third-generation Charleston, SC shrimper Captain Wayne Magwood, who for the […]

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SSA Announces New Commitments and Issues Challenges to U.S. Shrimp Industry

Tarpon Springs, FL—The Southern Shrimp Alliance, representing shrimp fishermen and processors from eight states, announced new commitments and issued challenges to U.S. shrimp processors and the Louisiana Shrimp Association as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance the U.S. shrimp industry. Future Settlement Monies The SSA Executive Committee adopted a resolution regarding the use of any future funds received as […]

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Voluntary Food Labeling is Not COOL

WASHINGTON, DC – The Southern Shrimp Alliance denounced legislation introduced by U.S. Reps. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Charles Stenholm, D-Texas, as an attempt to kill the country–of-origin labeling (COOL) law passed as part of the 2002 farm bill. The Goodlatte-Stenholm legislation would repeal the mandatory labeling provision and, instead, maintain a voluntary system. “Companies have had the ability to voluntarily […]

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