Trump Signs Legislation to Permanently Exempt Shrimpers

Last week the Southern Shrimp Alliance reported that both the House and Senate had finally passed legislation (S. 140) to make permanent a temporary legislative exemption for shrimp fishing vessels from an extremely onerous and unnecessary EPA Vessel Incidental Discharge Permit requirement. (Find more background on the permit here.) SSA is very happy to report that this legislation was sent […]

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Patience, Persistence and Prayers Pay-Off with Long-Sought Exemption for Shrimpers

*Revised 12/6/18 to update links to EPA. The Southern Shrimp Alliance has been deeply engaged in protecting shrimp vessel owners throughout the Gulf and South Atlantic region from the onerous and expensive requirements of an EPA permit under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) literally ever since a 2005 federal court decision imposed those requirements on commercial fishing vessels […]

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Compensation Available to Shrimpers for OCS Oil & Gas Related Losses

Title IV of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments (43 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) established the Fishermen’s Contingency Fund (FCF) to compensate commercial fishermen for property or economic loss caused by oil and gas activities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) wants to be sure that all shrimp fishermen are fully aware that this […]

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Reduced Cost ($100) – MSI Commercial Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course

Good Day,   Drill Conductors Safety Course to be held at USCG Sector St. Petersburg, Prevention Office, 155 Columbia Dr., Tampa, FL 33606 on Monday the 24th of September.  Register online at MarineSafetyFL@gmail.com  or call (813) 507-7512. The cost for the class is $100 for commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard and NIOSH.  This course will […]

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Cable Laying Operations

Local Notice to Mariners Florida, Atlantic Coast, St Johns River Approaches and Vicinity- Cable Laying Operations The C/S DECISIVE, (call sign V7CZ2) and the M/V POLARIS (call sign WDG8925) will be conducting cable laying, cable burial and manned diving operations from 8 July 2018 to 15 August 2018, within an area of about 250 square nautical miles about 50 nautical […]

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Reduced Cost ($ FREE) – AMSEA Commercial Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course

Good Day,   Drill Conductors Safety Course to be held at Apalachicola Community Center, 1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola, FL 32408 on Tuesday the 12th of June.  Register online at www.amsea.org or call (907) 747-3287. The cost for the class is FREE for commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard and NIOSH.  This course will fulfill the U.S. […]

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Reminder: F/V Drill Conductor Workshop: Saturday, March 10th in Brunswick, GA

Hi everyone.   As a reminder, we are hosting a F/V Drill Conductor Workshop at our Brunswick Station on Saturday, March 10th. Please share with anyone who needs the training. Attached are the details if you need more information. http://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Brunswick-GA-DC-Mar-10.pdf Remember, the training is free to commercial fishermen, but space is limited and you must register through AMSEA. Thank you. […]

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F/V Drill Conductor Workshop: Saturday, March 10th in Brunswick, GA

Hi everyone.   I wanted to let you know that we’ll be offering a AMSEA F/V Drill Conductor Workshop at our Brunswick station on Saturday, March 10th. Nancy Jones and Mike Adams will be the instructors and will cover a number of important safety topics. This course meets the US Coast Guard training requirements for drill conductors on documented commercial […]

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Reduced Cost (FREE) – AMSEA Commercial Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course

Good Day, Drill Conductors Safety Course to be held at NOAA Fisheries Laboratory, 3500 Delwood Dr., Panama City Beach, FL. Register online or call AMSEA at (907) 747-3287. The cost for the class is $FREE for commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard and NIOSH. This course will fulfill the U.S. Coast Guard requirement; 46 CFR 28.270 – Instruction, Drills, […]

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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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