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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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FDA Refuses Shrimp for Antibiotics from Four Different Countries in June

kayOn Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released details regarding imports refused entry into the United States for the month of June. In total, the agency reported refusing 124 seafood entry lines last month. Of these, 7 (5.6%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Through the first half of 2016, refusals for […]

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Indian Shrimp Refusals for Antibiotics Establish Record; First Thai Shrimp Refused for Antibiotics Since 2005

On Sunday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released details regarding imports refused entry into the United States for the month of May.  In total, the agency reported refusing 179 seafood entry lines last month.  Of these, 9 (5.0%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In the first five months of this year, […]

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FDA Issues Import Alert on Peninsular Malaysian Shrimp

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Import Alert 16-136, “Detention without Physical Examination of Aquacultured Shrimp and Prawns from Peninsular Malaysia Due to Presence of Drug Residues from Unapproved Animal Drugs or the Presence of Unsafe Food Additives.” Import Alert 16-136 follows a massive increase in the number of shrimp entry lines refused by the FDA for […]

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Court of International Trade Rejects Foreign Exporter and U.S. Importer Challenges to Duties Assessed on Vietnamese Shrimp in Eighth Administrative Review

On Friday, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued the public version of a 101-page decision rejecting numerous challenges brought by Vietnamese shrimp exporters and U.S. seafood importers against the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) final results of the eighth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Vietnamese shrimp. The administrative review covered shrimp import entries made between […]

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Annual Board Meeting 2015 Update

Several proposed regulations and legal decisions to be made in 2016 threaten to harm U.S. shrimp fishermen and processors. The impacts range from added expenses to meet new safety regulations, to time/area closures, to revocation of the antidumping duty orders. The Southern Shrimp Alliance’s Board of Directors met in Tampa, Florida on November 6th and 7th to discuss these issues […]

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SSA Asks FDA to Take Additional Action Regarding Shrimp Shipped from Malaysia

Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) refused 203 entry lines of imports of shrimp for reasons related to veterinary drug residues.  In the three years prior (2011 through 2013), the FDA reported refusing a grand total of 253 entry lines of shrimp for the same reasons. The substantial increase in refusals is the result of a number […]

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Report Confirms Broad Benefits of Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program

Last week, the Southern Risk Management Education Center (SRMEC) within the University of Arkansas’ Division of Agriculture issued a short report regarding the Center’s involvement in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers (TAAF) program.  From 2010 through 2013, the USDA and twenty-one (21) land grant universities collaborated to develop and deliver technical training through the […]

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Commerce Issues Final Re-Determination of Duty Rates Calculated for Vietnamese Exporter Affiliate of Ocean Duke; Re-Opens Sunset Review to Consider Evidence of Fraud

In response to a decision by the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Department of Commerce today published the Final Results of a re-conducted administrative review calculating antidumping duties owed on shrimp imports from Grobest & I-Mei Industrial (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. (“Grobest”). In August 2010, Commerce published the final results of its administrative review of Vietnamese shrimp imports entered […]

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New Shrimp Gear Reduces Fuel Costs, Improves Quality

A new publication, “Reducing Fuel Use in the Southeastern U.S. Shrimp Fishery with Vented, Cambered Doors and Braided, Sapphire® Webbing,” explains advancements in shrimp-trawl gear to improve fuel efficiency and catch quality. According to the study, the new gear is a real income builder for the shrimp-trawl industry, even when using conservative assumptions about useful life, fuel saved, even fuel […]

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