Southern Shrimp Alliance Featured in What You’re Eating Podcast Episode on Shrimp 

On Tuesday, FoodPrint, a program operated by the Grace Communication Foundation, published the thirteenth episode of the podcast What You’re Eating, titled “Endless Shrimp.” Hosted by Jerusha Klemperer, the Director of FoodPrint, the 53-minuted episode features excerpts of interviews with the Executive Director of the Southern Shrimp Alliance, John Williams; one of the Southern Shrimp Alliance’s trade attorneys, Nathan Rickard; […]

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SOUTHERN SHRIMP ALLIANCE ASKS STATE DEPARTMENT TO RESCIND CHINA’S SECTION 609 CERTIFICATION

Over thirty years ago, Congress enacted Section 609 of Public Law 101-162, banning the importation of shrimp harvested through fishing methods that endanger sea turtles. In order to avoid the prohibition, the government of a country wishing to export shrimp to the United States must demonstrate that either it has a regulatory system in place similar to that of our country’s […]

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Government Spending Bill Includes New Funds for FDA Seafood Inspections

Last night Congress passed a funding bill that provides the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with significant additional resources to address contaminated seafood products that are introduced to the U.S. market. The new FDA funding, championed by Senator Kennedy (LA) and co-sponsored by Senator Cassidy (LA), increases by twenty-six percent the resources the FDA must spend to inspect imported seafood at the […]

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