Federal Agencies Confirm Early Mortality Syndrome Not a Threat To US Shrimp Consumers or Producers

According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the disease responsible for causing massive, widespread mortalities on shrimp farms in China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam does not pose a threat to human health, US wild shrimp stocks or shrimp farms in the US.    Each of the three […]

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Early Mortality Syndrome

Today the Southern Shrimp Alliance sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank and FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to raise alarm over the potential effects and spread of a disease currently devastating shrimp farms in southeast Asia. https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Early-Mortality-Syndrome.pdf Little is known about this disease, described as “Early Mortality Syndrome”, which causes 100 percent mortality in affected shrimp ponds.  Only […]

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SSA Continues to Express Concerns About Offshore Aquaculture

After many years of deliberation, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council moved another step closer to authorizing offshore aquaculture operations in the Gulf of Mexico when it approved its final draft of the “Proposed Rule for the Fishery Management Plan for Regulating Offshore Marine Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico”. The Southern Shrimp Alliance has submitted extensive written and […]

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