F/V Drill Conductor Workshop for Commercial Fishermen

For Immediate Release Date Issued: February 18, 2016 Kill date: March 5, 2016   F/V Drill Conductor Workshop for Commercial Fishermen   The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a 10-hour Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop in Brunswick, GA on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  The workshop will be conducted at the University […]

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REMINDER: Georgia Town Hall Meeting

Georgia Town Hall Meeting in 2016    The Southern Shrimp Alliance is holding a town hall meeting in GEORGIA.   Executive Director John Williams will present for SSA. A Question & Answer period will follow the presentation.  SCHEDULE:     1)  Midway, GA 6:00 PM, Friday, January 29, 2016 Coastal Electric Co-op Auditorium 1265 South Coastal Highway, Midway, GA 31320 […]

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Georgia Town Hall Meeting

Georgia Town Hall Meeting in 2016    The Southern Shrimp Alliance is holding a town hall meeting in GEORGIA.   Executive Director John Williams will present for SSA. A Question & Answer period will follow the presentation.  SCHEDULE:     1)  Midway, GA 6:00 PM, Friday, January 29, 2016 Coastal Electric Co-op Auditorium 1265 South Coastal Highway, Midway, GA 31320 […]

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DNR Announces Closure of Georgia’s Food Shrimp Season

  The Georgia’s food shrimp harvest season will close at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2015.  Food shrimp season automatically closes on December 31 unless extended by action of the Commissioner of Natural Resources. This closure includes all food shrimp harvesting activities, including commercial trawling, commercial and recreational food shrimp cast netting, and shrimp seining on the beaches. Anglers […]

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AMSEA Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshops

AMSEA is conducting two Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshops in the month of October. One will be held October 3, 2015 in Atlantic Beach, FL, and the other will take place October 10, 2015 in Brunswick, GA.Please see the attached our flyers for these events: Atlantic Beach, FL Workshop: https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Atlantic-Beach-FL-DC-Oct-3.pdf Brunswick, GA Workshop: https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Brunswick-GA-DC-Oct-10.pdf

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Drill Conductor Training & other updates

From Lindsey Parker:  We are going to host FREE safety courses in March. AMSEA (Alaska Marine Safety Education Association) is covering the cost for commercial fishermen.          Drill Conductor Training course on Saturday, March 21, 8AM -9PM.  (This class is usually $175, but it is FREE for commercial fishermen.)          Sunday, March 22, 8AM – 3PM, a class titled “Upright […]

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Proposed Critical Habitat for Loggerhead Sea Turtles

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has issued a proposed rule for the designation of critical habitat for the threatened Northwest Atlantic Ocean Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the loggerhead sea turtle. https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Loggerhead-NWA-DPS-Critical-Habitat-Proposed-Rule-July-2013.pdf   This designation of critical habitat was fully expected as the follow-on to the 2011 final rule revising the listing of loggerhead sea turtles under the ESA […]

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Shrimp Industry Lauds Georgia’s Sampling & Testing Program; Requests Greater Vigilance

Today, the Southern Shrimp Alliance and the Georgia Shrimp Association sent a joint letter to the Commissioner of Georgia’s Department of Agriculture in response to a public records release of information relating to the state’s seafood sampling and testing program. The joint letter recognizes the Department’s substantial efforts to ensure the health and safety of Georgia’s consumers, resulting in 400 […]

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Testimony to Congress Denounces FDA Reliance on Self-Policing Instead of Testing

Tarpon Springs, FL—John Williams, a member of the U.S. shrimp industry for 37 years and executive director of the Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA), testified today before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Commerce and Energy Committee that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relies too heavily on U.S. importers to protect the U.S. food supply.  Williams […]

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