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CBP Announces Intent to Make CDSOA Distributions in FY2022

Last week, on May 31st, the Federal Register published U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“CBP”) “Notice of Intent to Distribute Offset for Fiscal Year 2022.” Per the notice, for fiscal year 2022 distributions of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (“CDSOA”) funds, certifications must be received by the agency by August 1, 2022.  CBP also recently issued a preliminary report regarding CDSOA funds that […]


Two Shrimp Exporters Added to FDA’s Import Alert Lists for Antibiotics Over Last Month; FDA Cracks Down on Salmonella in Shrimp in May

On Saturday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 74 total seafood entry line refusals in May, of which five (6.8%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition to these five entry lines, another twenty-two entry lines of shrimp refused for containing salmonella or being found to be filthy (or both). Over […]


FDA Adds Nekkanti Sea Foods to Import Alert on Nitrofurans; Refuses Shrimp Contaminated with Banned Antibiotics from Five Different Countries in April

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 107 total seafood entry line refusals in April, of which eight (7.5%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Over the first four months of this year, the FDA has refused a total of 31 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics, […]


REMINDER FB22-006: Important Reminder from NOAA Fisheries: Turtle Excluder Device (TED) Requirements are Now in Effect

Important Reminder from NOAA Fisheries: Turtle Excluder Device (TED) Requirements are Now in Effect TED Requirements for Skimmer Trawls: In an effort to strengthen sea turtle conservation efforts, NOAA Fisheries is offering a reminder to the shrimp industry of current TED requirements. A TED is a device that allows sea turtles to escape from trawl nets, and their use is […]


FDA Refuses Indian Shrimp Containing Nitrofurans in March

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 57 total seafood entry line refusals in March, of which three (5.3%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Over the first quarter of 2022, the FDA has refused a total of 23 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The three shrimp […]


Sunset Review of Shrimp Antidumping Duty Orders Will Be Initiated in May

In a Federal Register notice published today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced that Five-Year Sunset Reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam are scheduled to be initiated next month, in May 2022. Commerce explains that once the Sunset Reviews are initiated, if the agency receives a Notice of […]


NIOSH Fishing Survey Inquiry

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is working on a research project with commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico. Specifically about the commercial fishing experience and fishing equipment used on the boat. We are looking to hear from professionals and key stakeholders, who are knowledgeable about this subject. We’re reaching out to so that members can […]


NOAA’s Preliminary Reporting Shows Shrimp Landings in the Gulf of Mexico in 2021 Higher Than 2020, But Data Also Appear to Be Substantially Understated

Yesterday, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released preliminary shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for December and the full year of 2021. For the month of December, NOAA preliminarily reports that 4.4 million pounds of shrimp was landed in the Gulf of Mexico, the lowest total […]


FDA Continues to Crackdown on Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp in 2022

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 33 total seafood entry line refusals in January, of which 4 (12.1%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.   The four shrimp entry lines refused in January were for shipments from Bangladesh and Vietnam: Gemini Sea Food, Ltd. (Bangladesh), a company that is currently […]