Taste The Difference With U.S. Wild-Caught Shrimp

On National Shrimp Day, we celebrate America’s favorite seafood! Shrimp is the most consumed seafood in the United States, and consumers have a choice when they indulge in this versatile, tasty crustacean.  Ask for U.S. wild-caught shrimp, which are available in many major grocery stores and restaurants nationwide. Americans prefer shrimp harvested from the Gulf […]

First Quarter Report

Highlights of SSA’s work on behalf of the U.S. shrimp industry Table of Contents Legislative Initiatives Congress Funds ELB Program At SSA’s request, Senators Britt (R-AL), Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Kennedy (R-LA) and Rubio (R-FL) along with Representatives Graves (R-LA) and Letlow (R-LA) secured an additional $850,000 FY24 appropriation for NMFS to develop and implement in consultation […]

Marine Debris Project

The Texas fisheries and aquaculture industries face numerous challenges, including workforce shortages, climate-related impacts, rising operational costs, and declining infrastructure. In addition to these issues, industry members face marine debris-related impacts from hurricanes, other types of inclement weather, normal wear-and-tear, and interactions with wildlife or other industry activities. Sources of marine debris in these industries […]

January 2024 Newsletter

U.S. Shrimp Industry Wins Preliminary Determination in New Trade Cases The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) unanimously ruled on December 8th that there is a reasonable indication that shrimp imported from Ecuador, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam are injuring the U.S. shrimp industry. The American Shrimp Processors Association petitioned for the investigations, and now the cases […]

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. […]

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 […]

Dockside Prices for Shrimp Way Down in April; Landings in Alabama and Mississippi at Record Levels in 2023

On Thursday, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released preliminary shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic for April 2023. Since July of 2021, NOAA has substantially revised its historical reporting of monthly landings. Because these revisions have continuously reflected significant differences […]