Fort Myers, FL Shrimp Meeting – 2012

The Southern Shrimp Alliance is holding a Town Hall Meeting in Fort Myers, FL in May.

TOPICS:        What’s NEW, what’s NOW, and what’s NEXT for the shrimp industry.

FOR WHO?   Everyone interested in the shrimp industry, including:

Boat Owners, Business Owners, Captains, Crew*, Spouses*, and other industry friends.

*{Due to SSA’s work, Spouses and Crew were eligible to receive TAA assistance in 2010 & 2011 but many did not know about it. We will explain how to avoid this in the future.}

Executive Director John Williams and Field Director Richard Vendetti will present for SSA.

A Question & Answer period will follow the presentation.

Meeting Time & Date:

Fort Myers Meeting

4:00 PM, Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bonita Bill’s Waterfront Café (Conference Room)

702 Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

 

Contact Richard (912-222-8796) or Rachel (727-934-5090) with questions or for more information.

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ATTENDEES

 

 

FISHERMEN’S INPUT – THE VOICE OF THE INDUSTRY

 

We want to hear what you have to say This is an OPEN FORUM with NO TIME LIMITS!

– What do you think needs to be done to improve the shrimp industry?

– What should be our top priorities?

Do you want to be a part of SSA? Opportunities to get involved:

– Represent shrimpers in Wash., DC              – Help us organize in your state

– Serve on the Board or a Committee                        – Help distribute news and information in your area

 

SSA & Shrimp Industry Issues 2012

BP OIL SPILL

1)      OIL SPILL UPDATE

FOOD SAFETY

2)      SEAFOOD SAFETY UPDATE

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

3)      FUNDING FOR SHRIMP FISHING EFFORT PROGRAM

4)      CURRENT ISSUES:   Sea Turtles & Skimmer Trawls; Sawfish; Etc.

5)      CEBA 3:  COMPREHENSIVE ECOSYSTEM BASED AMENDMENT #3:   Trawl Area Closures

TRADE

6)            INTERNATIONAL TRADE:   Circumvention of Shrimp

7)            BYRD FUND DISTRIBUTIONS COMING TO AN END

8)            H-2B VISA UPDATE

9)            TAA – TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE  (2013)

 

ANNUAL WASHINGTON, DC FLY-IN

10)   CAPITAL HILL MEETINGS & SHRIMP BOIL

 

 

PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ON.

POST THIS WHERE OTHER SHRIMPERS WILL SEE IT.

THESE MEETINGS ARE FOR EVERYONE INTERESTED IN THE SHRIMP INDUSTRY.

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