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SSA’s John Williams Asks Shrimp Industry to Please Complete NOAA Covid-19 Impacts Survey

NOAA is conducting a survey to assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our nation’s commercial and for-hire fishing operations and seafood dealers/processors. This nationwide survey will be used to inform NOAA, the Department of Commerce, Congress, fishery managers and stakeholders about the economic and social impacts the pandemic has had on the fishing industry. Commercial fishermen and fishing-dependent […]

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Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on the Future of the U.S. Commercial Seafood Industry

This morning, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened a hearing titled, Building a Stronger and More Resilient Seafood Sector to examine the national and regional impact of COVID-19 on the seafood industry and the likely effect of fisheries disaster funding provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Presided over by the Chairman of […]

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Got questions on vessel procedures for covid-19?

Hi everyone. I hope this finds you well. If you didn’t already see this National Fisherman Magazine hosted a webinar yesterday on developing vessel procedures for COVID-19. The recording is available for free, and there is also an upcoming Q&A session on May 5th. This is also free, but you need to register. Please share with those that might benefit from […]

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President Trump Signs New Coronavirus Assistance Bill

Today, the President signed into law the “Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act”. Among other things, this legislation provides an additional $310 billion for the Small Business Administration (SBA) to issue loans and loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). It is unclear when the SBA will resume accepting or processing PPP loan applications. While hopes are that […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Mourns the Passing of Captain Tommy Schultz

With great sorrow, the Southern Shrimp Alliance is saddened to report that we have learned that Thomas James Schultz, Jr., a lifelong shrimper and industry advocate from Biloxi, Mississippi, passed away yesterday, April 14, 2020, at 87 years of age. Along with the entirety of the shrimp industry, the Southern Shrimp Alliance mourns Captain Tommy Schultz’s untimely passing. Born on […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Commends Rep. Garret Graves and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for their Commitment to Support the U.S. Shrimp Industry

Today, the Southern Shrimp Alliance sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture thanking Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue for the commitment made to Rep. Garret Graves (La.-6th Dist.) that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would purchase U.S. wild-caught warmwater shrimp. In his own letter sent yesterday, Rep. Graves thanked Secretary Perdue for directing the Agricultural Marketing Service […]

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major […]

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Federal Agency Officials Host Meeting in New Orleans with Domestic Shrimp Industry on Shrimp Trade Regulatory and Enforcement Issues

As reported in a tweet from the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Center, officials from the Center, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), along with staff from Senator Bill Cassidy’s (R-LA) office, met with representatives of the U.S. shrimp […]

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Shrimp Hits Record High Levels of Consumption in United States

Shrimp remains the most consumed seafood in the United States, returning in 2017 to its highest consumption level of 4.4 pounds per person according to NOAA Fisheries’ “Fisheries of the United States” report released today. While U.S. shrimp fisheries remain sustainable and well-managed, imported shrimp from poorly regulated countries dominate the U.S. marketplace with 92% market share according to the […]

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