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In First Quarter of 2021, FDA Refuses Almost as Much Antibiotic-Tainted Shrimp as All of 2020

On Sunday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 59 total seafood entry line refusals in March, of which 6 (10.2%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. With a total of 33 entry lines of shrimp refused for banned antibiotics through the first two months of this year, the FDA has […]

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ITC Report Details Significant Impact of IUU Fishing on U.S. Shrimp Market

Last week, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) released an exhaustive report of the agency’s findings following an investigation of Seafood Obtained via Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing: U.S. Imports and Economic Impact on U.S. Commercial Fisheries requested by the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. In its report, the ITC found that seafood harvested through […]

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Combatting Slavery in Seafood Supply Chains Remains Priority of the U.S. Shrimp Industry

Robust enforcement of the law prohibiting the importation of goods produced through forced labor, found at 19 U.S.C. § 1307, has proven to be the most important tool available to counter the continued existence of slavery in overseas supply chains, including seafood supply chains. Although this law has been on the books since 1930, in the seventy-eight (78) years between its […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Releases Updated Databases for 2021 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 2020 for the actions taken by enforcement agencies […]

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2020 Concludes with FDA’s Stepped Up Enforcement Against Contaminated Shrimp Imports

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 91 total seafood entry line refusals in December, of which seven (7.7%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition, the FDA has also now reported an additional fifteen seafood entry line refusals in November, increasing the total for that month from […]

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Commerce Issues Final Results of 14th Administrative Review of Indian Shrimp Antidumping Duty Order

The Final Results of the fourteenth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India was published in the Federal Register today. In the Final Results, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its determination that the Indian shrimp exporter ZA Sea Foods Private Limited was subject to a 3.06 percent antidumping duty cash deposit rate for […]

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Gulf Shrimp Landings in November Slightly Higher Than Last Year, Still Near Historic Lows

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 November. In November, 6.6 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf, an increase over the 6.1 million pounds of shrimp landed in the region in November […]

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COMMERCE ISSUES FINAL RESULTS IN CHINA SHRIMP 14th ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW; HOLDS THAT SHANTOU REDGARDEN IS SUBJECT TO ANTIDUMPING DUTIES

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the final results of the fourteenth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from People’s Republic of China, covering Chinese shrimp imported into the United States between February 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019. As part of its final results, Commerce determined that Shantou Red Garden Food […]

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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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