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Elected Officials Show Support for Continued Duties on Dumped Shrimp Imports

WASHINGTON, DC—The U.S. International Trade Commission will hold a hearing on February 1, 2011 to determine whether the U.S. shrimp industry would be harmed by the revocation of antidumping duties on shrimp imports from Brazil, China, India, Thailand and Vietnam. In addition to testimony supporting the continuation of duties on dumped shrimp imports from the domestic industry, the Commission will […]

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SSA Highly Critical of Gulf Coast Claims Facility’s Proposed Payment Methodology

Tarpon Springs, FL—The Southern Shrimp Alliance criticized major elements of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility’s (GCCF) proposed methodology to govern how individuals who have been economically injured as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill would be compensated in exchange for releasing and waiving any claims that he or she may have against BP and all other potentially responsible […]

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Shrimpers Welcome Amendment to Improve Imported Seafood Safety

Tarpon Springs, Fla.— The final Senate version of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act is a major step towards improving the Food and Drug Administration practices with respect to imported seafood.  The legislation includes many reforms similar to the Imported Seafood Safety Act, a bill originally introduced by Senator David Vitter, and reflects the input of the Southern Shrimp Alliance.  […]

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Shrimpers Welcome Amendment to Improve Imported Seafood Safety

SSA continues its battle on two fronts against illegal practices in the production and trade of imported farm-raised shrimp through an amendment to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and comments to USTR regarding Malaysia’s participation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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EPA Approves Undersea Dispersants, Ignores U.S. Fisheries Concerns

Tarpon Springs, Fla.—The decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow undersea use of chemical dispersants further endangers the already beleaguered commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Southern Shrimp Alliance, which represents the U.S. warmwater shrimp industry. “The EPA’s decision to allow the use of undersea dispersants on the BP oil spill requires environmental and […]

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Shrimpers Welcome Testing of Water Column

Tarpon Springs, Fla.—The Southern Shrimp Alliance, which represents the U.S. wild-caught shrimp industry in eight states, welcomed news that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be testing sediment samples from the seafloor in areas near the Deepwater Horizon oil spill sources. The Southern Shrimp Alliance has been one of the first and most vocal groups to express concern […]

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Long-term Effects of Dispersant Cause Concern for Shrimpers

Tarpon Springs, Fla.—The Southern Shrimp Alliance, which represents the U.S. wild-caught shrimp industry in eight states, has expressed concern to federal government agencies about the potentially harmful effects of the dispersants used by BP to break up the oil slick on the marine environment. “The Southern Shrimp Alliance is worried about the damages from the oil and additional impact of […]

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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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Southern Shrimp Alliance Reacts to Oil Spill

Tarpon Springs, Fla.—The Southern Shrimp Alliance, which represents the U.S. wild-caught shrimp industry, is monitoring closely the Deepwater Horizon oil spill located 30 miles off of the coast of Venice, Louisiana that could negatively impact the U.S. shrimp fisheries in five states. “The Southern Shrimp Alliance is currently in Washington, DC and monitoring the containment efforts and environmental impact the […]

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