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Another Month in 2020, Another Historic Low in Shrimp Landings in the Gulf of Mexico

This morning, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for the month of September. Last month, 6.1 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf, the lowest total reported for any September in the historical database maintained by the Southern […]

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Department of Labor Includes Seafood Harvested from Distant-Water Fishing Fleets in List of Goods Produced by Forced Labor

Pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (“TVPRA”), each year, the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor (“ILAB”) researches and identifies goods produced through forced and/or child labor. The biennial lists published by ILAB provide notice to U.S. importers, distributors, retailers, and consumers as to where risks of slave and child labor exist in particular […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Supports FTC’s Made in the USA Regulations, Asks Agency to Address Misleading Menu Labeling

In comments filed today with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), the Southern Shrimp Alliance expressed support for the agency’s proposed “Made in the U.S.A.” regulations. The proposed regulations further formalize the FTC’s existing rules regarding when direct or implied “Made in the U.S.A.” claims may be presented to consumers. The Southern Shrimp Alliance comments explained that the country-of-origin labeling rules administered […]

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Despite Slight Improvement in July, Gulf Shrimp Landings Still Down

Last night, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for the month of July. Last month, 7.8 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf, up from 7.0 million pounds in July of 2019. The increase in landings occurred despite another […]

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Georgia Monthly Shrimp Landings Data Confirm Continued Significance of South Atlantic Commercial Shrimp Fishery

Three weeks ago, the Southern Shrimp Alliance released historical monthly shrimp landings volume data for Florida from January 1986 through March 2020 and for North Carolina from January 1994 through April 2020. Based on information recently made available from Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources, the Southern Shrimp Alliance is pleased to also release monthly shrimp landings volume data for Georgia from […]

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Another Two Million Pounds of Shrimp Landed in the Gulf of Mexico in April

Yesterday, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for the month of April. Last month, 2.2 million pounds of shrimp were landed by commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico. Just as with March, this was the third consecutive year in […]

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FDA Once Again Finding Antibiotics in Indian Shrimp

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data this morning reporting that there were 56 total seafood entry line refusals in March, of which 3 were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics (5.4%). The FDA has now reported a total of fourteen refusals of shrimp entry lines for reasons related to banned antibiotics through the first four […]

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In March, FDA Takes Action to Address Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp from Mexico

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data over the weekend reporting that there were 106 total seafood entry line refusals in March, of which 7 were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics (6.6%). The FDA has now reported a total of eleven refusals of shrimp entry lines for reasons related to banned antibiotics in 2020. The […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Releases Updated Databases Documenting Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Import Rejections in the European Union, Japan, and the United States

As part of its “Know Your Supplier” initiative, the Southern Shrimp Alliance today released updated databases providing detailed information regarding shrimp imports rejected from the European Union, Japan, and the United States because of the presence of banned antibiotics. The databases, made available in Excel format, now include information for calendar year 2019 for the actions taken by enforcement agencies […]

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SOUTHERN SHRIMP ALLIANCE ASKS STATE DEPARTMENT TO RESCIND CHINA’S SECTION 609 CERTIFICATION

Over thirty years ago, Congress enacted Section 609 of Public Law 101-162, banning the importation of shrimp harvested through fishing methods that endanger sea turtles. In order to avoid the prohibition, the government of a country wishing to export shrimp to the United States must demonstrate that either it has a regulatory system in place similar to that of our country’s […]

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