Providing Enforcement Solutions

EXPLORE FURTHER: Food Safety Legislation Economically-Motivated Adulteration Shrimp Fraud Investigations Foreign producers of pond-raised shrimp have powerful economic incentives to use banned substances, such as antibiotics and pesticides, to increase production yields in crowded shrimp ponds and to reduce the risk of total crop failure.  Use of these banned substances and various subsidies encourage overproduction and below fair market pricing. […]

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Addressing Permit and Gear Requirements

EXPLORE FURTHER: Rock Shrimp Permit Requirements NPDES Permits Bycatch Reduction Devices Latent Moratorium Shrimp Permits The environmental community, including the Ocean Conservancy, has launched a new campaign to eliminate what they refer to as “latent” permits in the Gulf shrimp fishery—meaning those permits associated with vessels that have not made shrimp landings in recent years for whatever reason.  Amendment 13 […]

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U.S. Shrimpers Assist in Oil Spill Clean-Up

Tarpon Springs, Fla.—U.S. shrimpers are contracting with BP to provide services during the comprehensive response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Shrimp vessels are being used to deploy booms in the Gulf of Mexico. “The Southern Shrimp Alliance encourages vessel owners to contact BP response coordinators for information on how you can use your vessel to assist in efforts to […]

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