Southern Shrimp Alliance Tells U.S. International Trade Commission that IUU Seafood Harms U.S. Commercial Fishing Industries

On December 19, 2019, the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives requested that the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) conduct an investigation of the potential economic effects on U.S. fishermen of competition with illegal, unreported, and unregulated (“IUU”) seafood imports. In response, the ITC initiated a factfinding investigation, Investigation No. 332-575, regarding seafood obtained via IUU […]

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Shrimp Industry Comes Out in Strong Support of the Federal Trade Commission’s Proposed Made in the U.S.A. Regulations

In July, the Federal Register published notice of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) intent to promulgate new regulations related to “Made in the USA” and other unqualified U.S.-origin claims on product labels. Although the FTC has been enforcing its regulatory authority over the marketing of products as “Made in the USA” since 1940, the agency has not previously formally developed rules […]

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Federal Agency Officials Host Meeting in New Orleans with Domestic Shrimp Industry on Shrimp Trade Regulatory and Enforcement Issues

As reported in a tweet from the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Center, officials from the Center, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), along with staff from Senator Bill Cassidy’s (R-LA) office, met with representatives of the U.S. shrimp […]

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SSA Announces New Commitments and Issues Challenges to U.S. Shrimp Industry

Tarpon Springs, FL—The Southern Shrimp Alliance, representing shrimp fishermen and processors from eight states, announced new commitments and issued challenges to U.S. shrimp processors and the Louisiana Shrimp Association as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance the U.S. shrimp industry. Future Settlement Monies The SSA Executive Committee adopted a resolution regarding the use of any future funds received as […]

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SSA Files a Defamation Lawsuit Against the Louisiana Shrimp Association

Tarpon Springs, FL—Despite SSA’s achievements on behalf of the shrimp industry at large, the organization has been the subject of a smear campaign launched by the Louisiana Shrimp Association (LSA). LSA and its officers have repeatedly and publicly alleged that SSA “stole”, “took”, or “skimmed” money from shrimp fishermen. According to SSA’s executive director, John Williams: “LSA’s allegations are patently […]

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Shrimp Industry Poised to Lose Millions of Dollars in Relief

Southern Shrimp Alliance Calls Efforts by Louisiana Shrimp Association Disastrous NEW ORLEANS (April 24, 2007) – The Board of Directors of the Southern Shrimp Alliance (“SSA”) has called for the immediate withdrawal by the Louisiana Shrimp Association (“LSA”) of its request to the U.S. Department of Commerce for administrative reviews on hundreds of foreign companies that compete with the U.S. […]

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