The Southern Shrimp Alliance is holding town hall meetings in TEXAS in March.
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.) Brownsville Meeting
1:00 PM, Monday, March 25, 2013 at Brownsville Fire Station #8 at 1855 Foust Rd. Brownsville, TX 78521 (Intersection of Capt. Donald Foust Rd. & Farm to Market 511)
2.) Palacios Meeting 1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Parish Hall at 1004 Magnusson Avenue, Palacios, TX 77465
3.) Texas City Meeting 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Doyle Convention Center (same as Nessler Center) at 2010 5th Avenue North, Texas City, TX 77590 (Meeting is in the Captain’s Room)
4.) Port Arthur Meeting 9:00 AM, Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Port Arthur International Seafarer’s Center at 401 Houston Ave., Port Arthur, TX 77640
Contact Rachel Williams (727-934-5090) with questions or for more information.
FISHERMEN’S INPUT – THE VOICE OF THE INDUSTRY
We want to hear what you have to say. 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
***IF YOU ARE A CURRENT MEMBER PLEASE BRING YOUR 2013 MEMBERSHIP CARD TO THE MEETING. ***