Annual Board Meeting 2015 Update

Several proposed regulations and legal decisions to be made in 2016 threaten to harm U.S. shrimp fishermen and processors. The impacts range from added expenses to meet new safety regulations, to time/area closures, to revocation of the antidumping duty orders. The Southern Shrimp Alliance’s Board of Directors met in Tampa, Florida on November 6th and 7th to discuss these issues […]

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON FEDERAL SHRIMP PERMITS

Gulf Council Action on Permit Moratorium At its August meeting, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took some important if not complicated steps forward with Amendment 17 to the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan (FMP).  This Amendment is being developed by the Gulf Council for the purpose of addressing the upcoming October 2016 expiration of the current moratorium on the […]

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Council Seeks Applicants for Federal Fishery Advisory Panels

As you can see in this News Alert below, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is looking for a number of applicants for the various Advisory Panels to represent the different industries to provide information and guidance in the development and implementation of federal fishery management plans. Advisory panel members are appointed by the Council and serve for a three-year period. […]

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Closing of Louisiana Spring Shrimp Season in Portions of Shrimp Management Zones 1&2

Shrimp Season to Close June 19 in the Majority of State Inside Waters   June 16, 2015 – Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheriesannounced the2015 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 19, from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the western shore of the Freshwater Bayoucanal except for the following waters: Lake […]

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NOAA Fisheries Publishes Correction Notices for Coral Amendment 8 Proposed Rule and Notice of Availability

  SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN (South Atlantic)   FB14-045          Karla Gore 727-824-5305     July 1, 2014        NOAA Fisheries Publishes Correction Notices for Coral Amendment 8 Proposed Rule and Notice of Availability The notice of availability for Amendment 8 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coral, Coral Reefs, and Live/Hardbottom Habitat (Coral Amendment 8) published […]

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Update on Electronic Logbook Reimbursement

Attached is a copy of the “new” cELB reimbursement template. Please note that NMFS will reimburse permit holders up to $200 for installation costs associated with installing the logbook on their vessel. Reimbursements will be made even if the permit holders did the installation themselves as long as they submitted either a company invoice or they fill out the attached […]

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Electronic Logbook Reimbursement

Please see the NOAA reimbursement letter https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ReimbursementLetter.pdf  for the Gulf Shrimp Permit Holder for reimbursement for the cELB installation cost. Also attached is a generic invoice https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Reimbursement_template.pdf that can be used by selected permit holders to submit for the reimbursement. A subset of the 500 permit holders who established the data plan and properly deployed their units will receive the […]

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SSA Comments on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization

SSA filed detailed comments on a Senate staff draft bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA).   The 90-page staff draft includes many proposed amendments to the Act that if enacted would make significant changes to the management of US fisheries including US shrimp fisheries.   The MSA is the primary federal statute that sets forth US fishery policy and a […]

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