Creating New Markets for U.S. Shrimp

EXPLORE FURTHER: Marketing Programs Seafood Watch List USDA Procurement Program Since 2003, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has spent nearly $155 million procuring seafood products for government programs like the school lunch program.   The USDA’s programs are intended, in part, to assist domestic production of seafood.  However, the single largest beneficiary of the government’s purchases is an American subsidiary […]

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Enhancing the Industry

Trade Adjustment Assistance Creating New Markets for U.S. Shrimp Confronting Barriers to Business Facilitating Communication Membership The Southern Shrimp Alliance works on a variety of other national issues in an effort improve the environment in which the U.S. shrimp industry conducts its business.  Throughout 2009, the SSA represented the business needs of commercial fishermen and businesses before elected officials and […]

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SSA Announces New Commitments and Issues Challenges to U.S. Shrimp Industry

Tarpon Springs, FL—The Southern Shrimp Alliance, representing shrimp fishermen and processors from eight states, announced new commitments and issued challenges to U.S. shrimp processors and the Louisiana Shrimp Association as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance the U.S. shrimp industry. Future Settlement Monies The SSA Executive Committee adopted a resolution regarding the use of any future funds received as […]

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Voluntary Food Labeling is Not COOL

WASHINGTON, DC – The Southern Shrimp Alliance denounced legislation introduced by U.S. Reps. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Charles Stenholm, D-Texas, as an attempt to kill the country–of-origin labeling (COOL) law passed as part of the 2002 farm bill. The Goodlatte-Stenholm legislation would repeal the mandatory labeling provision and, instead, maintain a voluntary system. “Companies have had the ability to voluntarily […]

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SSA Responses to Opposition Statements

Contention – “Imported shrimp is essential to the financial well-being of thousands of American businesses and individuals employed by those businesses.” Coverage Limited – The antidumping investigations do not cover all imported shrimp; the investigations affect only dumped imports from six of the largest sources of imported shrimp. Imports Not Prevented – The investigations, if successful, will not prevent the […]

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