SSA continues to assist the U.S. Shrimp Fisheries with developing fishery disaster assistance

SSA continues to assist U.S. shrimp fisheries in the development of fishery disaster assistance requests and once those requests for a fishery disaster declaration are submitted by fishing community leaders and/or the Governors of affected States to the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens fishery Conservation and Management Act, and the Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act. Often the focus of these […]

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Shrimp Landings in the Gulf of Mexico Slightly Higher Last Month than in Previous Two Junes; Landings for Year Remain Down

On Tuesday, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for June 2019. NOAA reported that shrimp landings in the Gulf last month (11.1 million pounds) were slightly higher than in June 2018 and June 2017 (10.9 million pounds). Nevertheless, commercial shrimp landings […]

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Federal Agency Officials Host Meeting in New Orleans with Domestic Shrimp Industry on Shrimp Trade Regulatory and Enforcement Issues

As reported in a tweet from the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Center, officials from the Center, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), along with staff from Senator Bill Cassidy’s (R-LA) office, met with representatives of the U.S. shrimp […]

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Louisiana Shrimp Landings Again Reported to Be Lowest in Last 18 Years; Reporting Issues May Be Cause

This morning, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for May 2019. For the second straight month, shrimp landings reported in the state of Louisiana were massively out of line with those reported for the month of May over the prior […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Supports Louisiana Labeling Legislation

Since its founding nearly 2 decades again, the Southern Shrimp Alliance’s (SSA) top priority has been fighting at the federal level against all forms of illegal shrimp imports. This includes especially shrimp imports contaminated with dangerous antibiotics that pose a dual threat to human health. On the one hand, some antibiotics used on foreign shrimp farms can cause deadly forms of […]

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Shrimp Landings this Year at Historically Low Levels

On Thursday morning, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for February 2019. Overall, NOAA reports that 4.5 million pounds of shrimp have been landed in the Gulf of Mexico through the first two months of this year.  That figure represents the […]

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Senator Cassidy Asks Trump Administration to Address Contaminated Indian Shrimp Exports Diverted to the United States

At a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) emphasized the harm caused by a flood of Indian shrimp imports to Louisiana shrimpers in his questions to the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. Senator Cassidy explained that the imposition of strict phytosanitary controls on Indian shrimp imports by the European Union had diverted […]

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Government Spending Bill Includes New Funds for FDA Seafood Inspections

Last night Congress passed a funding bill that provides the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with significant additional resources to address contaminated seafood products that are introduced to the U.S. market. The new FDA funding, championed by Senator Kennedy (LA) and co-sponsored by Senator Cassidy (LA), increases by twenty-six percent the resources the FDA must spend to inspect imported seafood at the […]

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For the Second Month in a Row, Record Low Shrimp Landings in the Gulf of Mexico

After a significant delay in data release caused by the lack of authorized funding for the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Fishery Monitoring Branch of NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center today released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for November 2018. After setting an historic low with just 10.4 […]

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September Shrimp Landings Well Above Last Year’s, But Remain Well Below Historical Averages

The Fishery Monitoring Branch of NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center has published shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for September 2018. A total of 10.3 million pounds of shrimp were harvested in the Gulf of Mexico last month, up from 7.3 million pounds in September of 2017, but 21.0 percent below the prior sixteen-year historic average of […]

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