First Case of EMS Confirmed in the United States

In April 2013, the Southern Shrimp Alliance sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), expressing three concerns:  (1) Are there any known human health implications for the consumption of shrimp contaminated with the microbe that causes early mortality syndrome (EMS)?; (2) What is known […]

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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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Federal Agencies Confirm Early Mortality Syndrome Not a Threat To US Shrimp Consumers or Producers

According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the disease responsible for causing massive, widespread mortalities on shrimp farms in China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam does not pose a threat to human health, US wild shrimp stocks or shrimp farms in the US.    Each of the three […]

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Early Mortality Syndrome

Today the Southern Shrimp Alliance sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank and FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to raise alarm over the potential effects and spread of a disease currently devastating shrimp farms in southeast Asia. http://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Early-Mortality-Syndrome.pdf Little is known about this disease, described as “Early Mortality Syndrome”, which causes 100 percent mortality in affected shrimp ponds.  Only […]

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