Senate Shrimp Supporters Move to Protect U.S. Shrimpers from Illegal Imports

SSA thanks and congratulates Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS), powerful Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, for once again championing the best interests of the domestic shrimp industry by including a provision in his FY 2018 Appropriations bill to ensure that the federal Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) will cover all shrimp imports.   This provision was […]

Solid Senate Support for Combatting Illegal Shrimp Imports

A bipartisan group of eleven powerful U.S. Senators has gone to bat in a big way for the domestic shrimp industry and U.S. shrimp consumers and against illegal shrimp imports by expressing their support for the full implementation of the new U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program. Their support was expressed in an April 27, 2017, […]

Seafood Traceability Senate Letter 8-30-16

Shrimp-State Senators Champion Need for Traceability of Shrimp Imports   There follows a very important letter issued by 8 powerful Gulf and South Atlantic coast Senators urging the President to implement a secure seafood traceability program that will provide a highly effective tool in combatting fraud and IUU fishing associated with imported shrimp. Such fraud […]