The Southern Shrimp Alliance is holding town hall meetings in LOUISIANA in March.

TOPICS: What’s NEW, what’s NOW, and what’s NEXT for the shrimp industry.

FOR WHO? Everyone interested in the shrimp industry, including:

Boat Owners, Business Owners, Captains, Crew*, Spouses*, and other industry friends.

{*Due to SSA’s work, Spouses and Crew were eligible to receive $12,000 in TAA assistance in 2010 & 2011 which many did not know about.}

Executive Director John Williams and Field Director Richard Vendetti will present for SSA.

A Question & Answer period will follow the presentation.

 

Meeting Schedule:

1.) Cameron & Calcasieu Meeting

6:00 PM, Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Hackberry Community Center

986 Main Street, Hackberry, LA 70645

 

2.) Delcambre Meeting

10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the Delcambre Shrimp Festival Building

411 E. Main Street, Delcambre, LA 70528

 

3.) Houma Meeting

6:00 PM, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel

142 Library Blvd, Houma, LA 70360

 

4.) Cut-Off Meeting

6:00 PM, Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the South Lafourche Public Library

16241 East Main Street, Cut Off, LA 70345

 

5.) Belle Chasse Meeting

9:00 AM, Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Belle Chasse Auditorium

8398 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037


Contact Richard (912-222-8796) or Rachel (727-934-5090) with questions or for more information.

 

FISHERMEN’S INPUT – THE VOICE OF THE INDUSTRY

We want to hear what you have to say This is an OPEN FORUM with NO TIME LIMITS!

– What do you think needs to be done to improve the shrimp industry?

– What should be our top priorities?

 

Do you want to be a part of SSA? Opportunities to get involved:

– Help us organize in your state                      – Help distribute news and information in your area

– Represent shrimpers in Wash., DC              – Serve on the Board or a Committee

 

SSA & Shrimp Industry Issues 2012

BP OIL SPILL

1)      OIL SPILL UPDATE

FOOD SAFETY

2)      SEAFOOD SAFETY UPDATE

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

3)      FUNDING FOR SHRIMP FISHING EFFORT PROGRAM

4)      CURRENT ISSUES:   Sea Turtles & Skimmer Trawls; Sawfish; Etc.

5)      CEBA 3:  COMPREHENSIVE ECOSYSTEM BASED AMENDMENT #3:   Trawl Area Closures

TRADE

6)            INTERNATIONAL TRADE:   Circumvention of Shrimp

7)            BYRD FUND DISTRIBUTIONS COMING TO AN END

8)            H-2B VISA UPDATE

9)            TAA – TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE  (2013)

ANNUAL WASHINGTON, DC FLY-IN

10)   CAPITAL HILL MEETINGS & SHRIMP BOIL

 

PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ON.

POST THIS WHERE OTHER SHRIMPERS WILL SEE IT.

THESE MEETINGS ARE FOR EVERYONE INTERESTED IN THE SHRIMP INDUSTRY.

TRANSLATORS WILL BE AVAILABLE AS NEEDED.