In addition to communicating with the U.S. shrimp industry, the SSA helps the industry maintain continuous communications with U.S. Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, Congressional Committees and key staff members in their home districts and Washington, DC. The SSA helps provide information to the U.S. shrimp industry to present to elected officials in addition to their personal expertise.
Each spring, the SSA also coordinates a DC Fly-In to provide SSA members the opportunity to bring priority issues directly to Congress and the Administration. While in the nation’s capitol, the SSA hosts a low country shrimp boil to provide congressional offices and federal agencies with the opportunity to meet shrimping families from their districts, learn more about the shrimp industry and issues important to it, and to sample some U.S. wild-caught shrimp.
The SSA expresses its profound appreciation to the many members of Congress and their excellent staff who have supported and worked so hard to advance the SSA’s objectives on behalf of the US shrimp industry.