The Southern Shrimp Alliance undertakes detailed analysis of fisheries management proposals and supporting information presented by parties opposed to continued shrimp fishing, funds scientific studies, secures appropriations for federal research and marketing, and participates in rulemaking and the legislative process with remarkably successful results.

Absent the SSA’s active involvement over the past several years, fisheries would undoubtedly have been closed or severely restricted, often on scientifically unjustified information, and unnecessary and harmful constraints would have been imposed on shrimp fishermen.  Such outcomes would have had disastrous impacts on the economic condition of the domestic shrimp industry.

Please read the full text of SSA’s formal comments to fisheries management regulators.