Senator Cassidy’s India Shrimp Tariff Act Throws a Lifeline to Desperate U.S. Shrimp Industry

On Thursday, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced two bills designed to address the Government of India’s rampant subsidization of food products, including rice, pulse crops, wheat, peanuts, and shrimp. Senator Cassidy’s legislation recognizes that, with this massive government support, India has flooded global markets and decimated food producers in the United States.  In one […]

Southern Shrimp Alliance Asks ILAB to Investigate Forced Labor in Shrimp Feed Supply Chains

Today, the Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted comments to the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) of the U.S. Department of Labor requesting that the agency further investigate the supply chains for fishmeal and fish oil production in China, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Southern Shrimp Alliance’s filing responded to a Federal Register Notice published by ILAB […]

ITC Report Details Significant Impact of IUU Fishing on U.S. Shrimp Market

Last week, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) released an exhaustive report of the agency’s findings following an investigation of Seafood Obtained via Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing: U.S. Imports and Economic Impact on U.S. Commercial Fisheries requested by the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. In its report, the ITC […]

Southern Shrimp Alliance Tells U.S. International Trade Commission that IUU Seafood Harms U.S. Commercial Fishing Industries

On December 19, 2019, the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives requested that the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) conduct an investigation of the potential economic effects on U.S. fishermen of competition with illegal, unreported, and unregulated (“IUU”) seafood imports. In response, the ITC initiated a factfinding investigation, Investigation No. 332-575, […]