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 […]

Federal Trade Commission Adopts Final “Made in the U.S.A.” Rule

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted to adopt a final “Made in the U.S.A.” rule that will provide the agency with greater enforcement tools to address the sale of imported goods by fraudulent claims that they were domestically produced. With the rule, the FTC will have the ability to pursue damages and penalties against companies […]

Action Needed: FTC Proposed Rule Defines “Made in the USA”

On July 16, 2020, the Federal Register published a notice of proposed rulemaking from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) related to “Made in USA” and other unqualified claims of U.S. origin on product labels.  The proposed rule would prohibit entities for marketing goods as having been “Made in the U.S.A.” unless (1) final assembly or […]

Southern Shrimp Alliance Supports Louisiana Labeling Legislation

Since its founding nearly 2 decades again, the Southern Shrimp Alliance’s (SSA) top priority has been fighting at the federal level against all forms of illegal shrimp imports. This includes especially shrimp imports contaminated with dangerous antibiotics that pose a dual threat to human health. On the one hand, some antibiotics used on foreign shrimp farms […]

Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit – March 1, 2016

Planning for the 2016 Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit is in full swing, and there is still time to partner with us again this year.  Summit attracts hundreds of commercial fishermen, seafood dealers, processors and others in the seafood industry, and this year’s event is sure to be better than ever at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner on […]

Three Little Shrimp

Shrimp is a popular item on kid’s menus across the nation. Yet, most children don’t know much about the life of a shrimp. That is the problem that drove J. Steven Spires to write Three Little Shrimp, a story that follows three young shrimp separated from their troop as they explore their habitat while remaining […]

Ecuador and Organic Shrimp’s “Murky Waters”

Not many shrimpers will describe themselves as environmentalists.  Some will.  Most probably won’t.  The long history of efforts by some organizations to shut down or severely limit shrimp trawling in U.S. waters tend to rile up shrimpers whenever the word “environmentalist” is mentioned.  But that doesn’t mean that shrimpers are not environmentally conscious.  Folks have […]

Creating New Markets for U.S. Shrimp

EXPLORE FURTHER: Marketing Programs Seafood Watch List USDA Procurement Program Since 2003, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has spent nearly $155 million procuring seafood products for government programs like the school lunch program.   The USDA’s programs are intended, in part, to assist domestic production of seafood.  However, the single largest beneficiary of the government’s […]

NPR Covers SC Marketing Initiatives

NPR’s Around the Nation aired an 8-minute segment that highlighted marketing efforts in South Carolina that distinguish local wild-caught shrimp from the almost 90 percent of the shrimp eaten in the U.S. imported from farms from China, Indonesia and Thailand. “A South Carolina Shrimper Stays Afloat” by Thomas Pierce profiles third-generation Charleston, SC shrimper Captain […]

SSA Announces New Commitments and Issues Challenges to U.S. Shrimp Industry

Tarpon Springs, FL—The Southern Shrimp Alliance, representing shrimp fishermen and processors from eight states, announced new commitments and issued challenges to U.S. shrimp processors and the Louisiana Shrimp Association as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance the U.S. shrimp industry. Future Settlement Monies The SSA Executive Committee adopted a resolution regarding the use of […]