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 […]

Southern Shrimp Alliance Celebrates the Introduction of the LESS Act

In the nine-year period spanning from fiscal year 2014 to fiscal year 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Census Bureau report that the federal government collected at least $340 million in duties assessed on imports of shrimp.  Because CBP’s data are incomplete and do not include information for three years of that […]

USDA Issues Bid Invitation for Purchases of Wild-Caught Warmwater Shrimp

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a bid invitation – solicitation number 2000008967 – inviting offers to sell shrimp products to the agency. The USDA’s solicitation seeks bids to supply up to 207,000 cases of domestic, frozen peeled and deveined shrimp of varying sizes. Offers to supply the products solicited are due to the […]

Southern Shrimp Alliance Welcomes USDA’s Announcement of Another Potential $25 Million in Purchases of Wild-Caught Warmwater Shrimp

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that it will purchase up to $159.4 million in domestically produced fruits, legumes, nuts, and seafood for distribution to food assistance programs in the United States, including those run by charitable institutions. The agency’s announcement indicated that the USDA would purchase up to $70.9 million in domestically produced […]

Southern Shrimp Alliance Commends Rep. Garret Graves and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for their Commitment to Support the U.S. Shrimp Industry

Today, the Southern Shrimp Alliance sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture thanking Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue for the commitment made to Rep. Garret Graves (La.-6th Dist.) that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would purchase U.S. wild-caught warmwater shrimp. In his own letter sent yesterday, Rep. Graves thanked Secretary Perdue for […]