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Florida State Researchers Develop Rapid Test for Determining Shrimp Species

The menu says “Gulf shrimp,” but what does that mean? It should indicate that the shrimp you are about to eat are wild-caught out of the Gulf of Mexico, but at some restaurants this description might only mean that the shrimp were pulled out of ponds with water that feeds into the Gulf of Tonkin. While the bland tasteless profile […]

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NOTICE TO FISHING VESSELS – New Telecommunication Cable – FIRMINA – Installation in Myrtle Beach, SC

Dear Fishing Vessels and Mariners – US East Coast Myrtle Beach, SC Federal Waters Please be advised that the cable laying ship CS DURABLE will be conducting telecommunication cable installation operations for the undersea fiber optic communications cable FIRMINA off Myrtle Beach, SC beginning approximately January 8 and completing approximately February 16, 2023. This phase of the project is beyond […]

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Information regarding PPP Loans

Beginning today, January 11, 2021, PPP loans are again made widely available to fishing and shoreside small businesses and other eligible entities in the shrimp industry. SBA will begin by processing ‘first draw’ applications (see below). PPP loans provide an important source of financial relief from the impacts of the pandemic on the shrimp industry. They are relatively easy to apply […]

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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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