Joint Statement Made by the Southern Shrimp Alliance and CANAINPESCA

U.S. and Mexican Shrimp Industries Agree to Oppose Unfair Trade of Shrimp

Washington, DC—The leaders of the Southern Shrimp Alliance (“SSA”) and National
Chamber of Fishing and Aquaculture Industries (“CANAINPESCA”) of Mexico met on
December 15th and 16th to discuss mutual concerns about the increasing volumes of
unfairly traded shrimp imports and issued today the following joint statement:

“The flood of unfairly traded shrimp injures both the U.S. and Mexican shrimp industries
and must be offset through strong enforcement of the trade laws in our two countries.
The Southern Shrimp Alliance and CANAINPESCA have agreed to cooperate to the best
of their abilities to jointly oppose unfair trade in shrimp.”

– Carlos Hussong
President of the National Chamber of Fishing and Aquaculture Industries

– Eddie Gordon
President of the Southern Shrimp Alliance

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The Southern Shrimp Alliance is an alliance of eight southern coastal states from North
Carolina to Texas, representing the harvesters, processors, and distributors of American
wild caught shrimp.
The National Chamber of Fishing and Aquaculture Industries is a broad coalition
representing the majority of the fisheries and processors in Mexico.

 

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