U.S. Customs and Border Protection Issues Withhold Release Order Barring Imports from Fishing Vessel

In the context of the $6.5 billion worth of shrimp imported into the United States from all over the world in 2017, the $4.6 million in shrimp we imported from Myanmar (Burma) that year was just a small drop in a huge ocean. But $4.6 million worth of shrimp is still a lot of shrimp. And it was a substantial jump up […]

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Alabama/Mississippi Town Hall Meeting in 2018

The Southern Shrimp Alliance Is Holding Two Town Hall Meetings     The Southern Shrimp Alliance is holding a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 18 in Bon Secour, Alabama. See meeting info below.   First Meeting April 18     Fishermens Baptist Church Address: 17101 River Rd, Bon Secour, AL 36511 Phone: (251) 949-6387 Meeting time- 2:00pm to 4:00pm.     […]

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U.S. Congress Acts to Place Imported Shrimp Under the Seafood Import Monitoring Program

The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) is extremely pleased to report that the final Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus appropriations bill includes a long sought-after provision that will once and for all put imported shrimp under the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP). Shrimp is the largest U.S. seafood import, with over $6 billion in shrimp products imported in 2017.   The SIMP […]

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