ELB Funding FY24

The limited FY 2024 Appropriations bills passed by Congress this weekend include $850,000 for NMFS to develop and implement an Electronic Logbook (ELB) program in conjunction with the U.S. shrimp industry. For the second year in a row, the Southern Shrimp Alliance requested the funding and language that expresses concern about the termination of the […]

December 2023 Newsletter

Trade Investigations Initiated on Shrimp from Ecuador, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam On November 14th, the U.S. Department of Commerce formally started investigations into unfair trade practices related to shrimp imports from Ecuador, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam. This comes in response to petitions by the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA) seeking antidumping and countervailing duties on […]

November 2023 Newsletter

SSA Alleges Violations of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) SSA filed an e-Allegation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection claiming that Argentine Red Shrimp was being shipped to China for processing in plants operating in the Shandong province, where members of the Uyghur minority have been forced to work, before being exported to […]

October 2023 Newsletter

SSA Urges Commerce to Initiate Trade Action Against Unfair Shrimp Imports On September 12th, SSA’s directors met with Department of Commerce officials to request that the agency self-initiate antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of unfairly traded shrimp. The vast majority of shrimp imports come from countries that Commerce previously found to engage in unfair trade. […]

SSA Supports USDA Purchases of Seafood

Yesterday, the Southern Shrimp Alliance sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and U.S. House Committee on Agriculture to encourage the inclusion of seafood under USDA programs. The letter highlights the dire circumstances facing the US shrimp industry and lends unequivocal support for and strong endorsement of a letter sent to […]

September 2023 Newsletter

US Taxpayers Fund Foreign Aquaculture that Is Driving Oversupply of Shrimp SSA released “A Crisis of Our Own Making,” a report that describes how the US funds shrimp aquaculture projects through international financial institutions, like the World Bank, which have led to a global oversupply of shrimp. The report calls upon the US government to […]

August 2023 Newletter

The LESS Act Increases Usefulness of Duties to U.S. Shrimpers SSA helped draft a federal bill that, if passed, would generate funding in an amount equal to 70% of duties collected by the U.S. Treasury on dumped imported shrimp to: (1) fund increased FDA testing of shrimp imports for illegal antibiotics; (2) substantially increase USDA Section 32 […]

Comments regarding Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuaries

SSA submitted comments to NOAA addressing the NMFS final rule on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.  It recently provided those comments to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and their Shrimp Advisory Panel as part of their consideration of that same final rule. Read SSA’s Comments on FKNMS Expansion Proposed Rule 10-24-22

BOEM Announces Designation of Two Wind Energy Areas in the Gulf of Mexico that Reflect Input and Views of the Commercial Shrimp Industry

On October 31, 2022, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced its final designation of two Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) in the Gulf of Mexico, located off the coast of Galveston, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana.  In selecting these sites, BOEM collaborated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and chose areas that “have […]