July Shrimp Landings in Louisiana at an All-Time Low, but Are at an All-Time High in Alabama

On Friday, the Fisheries Statistic Division of NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released its report regarding shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico for July 2018. Shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico last month were at 7.9 million pounds, slightly below the 8.0 million pounds landed in July 2017 and 31.3 percent below the prior sixteen-year historical average […]

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Historic Lows for Shrimp Catch Continue in 2018

NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Data Management division has now released information regarding shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico for the first month of 2018. Last month, more than 1.9 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf of Mexico. This total is less than half the prior sixteen-year historic average for January (4.1 million pounds) and is, by far, […]

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Addressing Collapsing Prices at the Dock

Throughout the South Atlantic and Gulf coasts, shrimpers are appropriately asking what has caused dock prices to hit record lows. Although imports remain an overwhelming presence in the U.S. market, the antidumping duties successfully countered the twin trends of rapidly increasing imports volumes and declining import prices experienced between 2000 and 2003. Total import volume of shrimp in 2008 was […]

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U.S. Shrimp Industry Wins Final Antidumping Cases Against Six Countries

Washington, DC – The U.S. shrimp industry today won its antidumping cases, confirming that the industry has been injured over the past  three years by illegally dumped shrimp imports from six countries: Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. The International  Trade Commission’s (ITC) unanimous finding of injury completes a year-long investigation, resulting in trade-weighted antidumping duties of  17.22 percent […]

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Shrimpers Hail Finding of Dumped Shrimp from China and Vietnam

Washington, DC –The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced final findings that China and Vietnam are violating U.S. trade laws by dumping shrimp in the United States. Commerce set final duties ranging from 4.13% to 112.81% to offset the fair trade violations in response to petitions filed December 31 on behalf of the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee by […]

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Corporations Make Jumbo Profits from Shrimp

New Analysis Demonstrates that Middlemen Extract from Consumers Exorbitant Profits of More Than $4.2 Billion a Year by Exploiting Dumped Imports, While Retail Prices Remain High Washington, DC– Shrimp middlemen extract from consumers more than $4.2 billion a year above and far beyond what even the seafood industry concedes is a “reasonable” estimate for expenses and profit. The analysis conducted […]

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SSA Responds to Political Efforts against Shrimp Petitions

Washington, DC— On May 7, 2004, several Members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Evans regarding the ongoing shrimp antidumping investigations of six countries: Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. The letter urges the Department to consider extending the preliminary determination of dumping margins a full 50 days, which would allow substantial volumes of dumped shrimp […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Statement Regarding CITAC’S Press Conference

Washington, DC – The Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition (CITAC), a coalition of importers and trade associations that aims to weaken U.S. trade laws, announced its opposition to the shrimp antidumping cases before the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission. Eddie Gordon, President of the Southern Shrimp Alliance issued the following statement: It is disappointing, but not surprising, […]

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ITC: U.S. Shrimp Industry Injured by Unfair Trade

Washington, DC – Today the independent International Trade Commission (ITC) unanimously found that there is a reasonable indication that the U.S. shrimp industry is materially injured by the dramatic increase in dumped shrimp imports over the past three years from six countries: Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. The finding is a preliminary determination set in motion by antidumping […]

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Commerce Launches Shrimp Investigations, Commission Holds Conference

Washington, DC—The Department of Commerce initiated today antidumping investigations of six countries to determine whether or not shrimp is being dumped into the U.S. market. The trade action, filed on behalf of shrimp harvesters and processors, was found by Commerce to have sufficient industry support and enough evidence of dumping to warrant a full investigation of shrimp pricing practices in […]

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