SSA’s John Williams Asks Shrimp Industry to Please Complete NOAA Covid-19 Impacts Survey

NOAA is conducting a survey to assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our nation’s commercial and for-hire fishing operations and seafood dealers/processors. This nationwide survey will be used to inform NOAA, the Department of Commerce, Congress, fishery managers and stakeholders about the economic and social impacts the pandemic has had on the fishing industry. Commercial fishermen and fishing-dependent […]

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Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on the Future of the U.S. Commercial Seafood Industry

This morning, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened a hearing titled, Building a Stronger and More Resilient Seafood Sector to examine the national and regional impact of COVID-19 on the seafood industry and the likely effect of fisheries disaster funding provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Presided over by the Chairman of […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Advises Interagency Seafood Trade Task Force that It Must Address Imports

In written comments submitted on Tuesday to the Interagency Seafood Trade Task Force, the Southern Shrimp Alliance emphasized the need for any comprehensive interagency seafood trade strategy to address seafood imports into the United States. NOAA Fisheries reports that the United States ran a $16.8 billion trade deficit in edible seafood in 2018.  This trade deficit in seafood has grown […]

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Monthly Shrimp Landings Data in North Carolina and Florida Confirm Resilience of Commercial Shrimpers

For the last several years, the Southern Shrimp Alliance has compiled and distributed information from the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center regarding shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico. These data have helped the industry quickly identify the impact of aberrational events (e.g., hurricanes; fresh water diversions; oil spills) […]

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Got questions on vessel procedures for covid-19?

Hi everyone. I hope this finds you well. If you didn’t already see this National Fisherman Magazine hosted a webinar yesterday on developing vessel procedures for COVID-19. The recording is available for free, and there is also an upcoming Q&A session on May 5th. This is also free, but you need to register. Please share with those that might benefit from […]

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Monthly Reporting of Shrimp Landings Data of Particular Importance Now, Southern Shrimp Alliance Tells NOAA Fisheries

In a letter sent Thursday to the Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries, Chris Oliver, the Southern Shrimp Alliance emphasized the importance of the agency’s monthly reporting of shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico to the U.S. shrimp industry. Noting that families and communities across the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic are anxious about the ability of the commercial […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Opposes Proposals to Grant Importers Deferrals of Duty Payment Obligations

The Southern Shrimp Alliance notified U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the U.S. shrimp industry’s objection to requests from importers for the deferral of payment of estimated antidumping and countervailing duties for a significant time period. Last week, CBP issued a notice to importers informing them that “due to the severity of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), [CBP] will approve on […]

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