Alabama / Mississippi Shrimp Meetings in
The Southern Shrimp Alliance is holding town hall meetings in AL/MS in May.
TOPICS: State of the domestic shrimp industry.
Executive Director John Williams will present for SSA.
A Question & Answer period will follow the presentation.
The meetings are scheduled for:
1.) Biloxi Meeting
9:00 AM, Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Mississippi State University Research & Extension Center – 1815 Popps Ferry Rd., Biloxi, MS 39532
2.) Bayou La Batre Meeting
1:00 PM, Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Bayou La Batre Community Center
12745 Padgett Switch Road, Bayou La Batre, AL 36509
Contact Rachel Williams (727-934-5090) with questions or for more information.
FISHERMEN’S INPUT – THE VOICE OF THE INDUSTRY
This is an OPEN FORUM with NO TIME LIMITS!
– What do you think needs to be done to improve the shrimp industry?
– What should be our top priorities?
Do you want to be a part of SSA?
Opportunities to get involved:
– Help us organize in your state
– Help distribute news and information in your area
– Represent shrimpers in Wash., DC
– Serve on the Board or a Committee
SHRIMP INDUSTRY ISSUES
a. Electronic Logbook Program
b. Sea Turtles & Skimmer Trawls
c. New Biological Opinion
d. New Penalty Matrix for Non-Compliance of TED regulations
c. Closures due to non-compliance of TED regulations
d. Circumvention of imported shrimp
e. 2013 CDSOA (BYRD) fund distributions
f. Update on Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries (COGSI) Countervailing Duty (CVD) Trade petition.
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THESE MEETINGS ARE FOR EVERYONE INTERESTED IN THE SHRIMP