Shrimp Season Closures

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Loss of a True Shrimp Industry Advocate

On Sunday, June 21, the U.S. shrimp industry suffered a deep loss at the passing of Wilma Anderson, 77. Anyone who had the privilege of working with Wilma knows that she was a pint-sized powerhouse. With a raspy voice and a slow Texas draw, she would tell you how it is. Wilma was an outspoken […]

NOAA Law Enforcement

NOAA Law Enforcement Requests Assistance in Investigation into Dolphin Deaths Intentional attacks on dolphins, documented in animal carcasses found throughout the Gulf Coast, have captured national attention over the last year. The savagery of the attacks has escalated recently, and because dolphins are a protected species NOAA Law Enforcement has assigned federal agents to investigate […]

Jimmy Buffet Working with Shrimper on Alternative Fuel Source

Jimmy Buffett would like to collect used cooking oil and distribute it to commercial fishermen along the coast to use as fuel for their boats according to “The Grease Experiment” by Maggie McGuane in the June/July 2010 issue of Garden & Gun. Myrtle Beach is the testing ground for the project based on the presence […]

Long-term Effects of Dispersant Cause Concern for Shrimpers

Tarpon Springs, Fla.—The Southern Shrimp Alliance, which represents the U.S. wild-caught shrimp industry in eight states, has expressed concern to federal government agencies about the potentially harmful effects of the dispersants used by BP to break up the oil slick on the marine environment. “The Southern Shrimp Alliance is worried about the damages from the […]

Statement on the Sustainability of U.S. Wild-Caught Shrimp

The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) is committed to sustainable management of commercial and recreational fisheries and the preservation of marine ecosystems. U.S. shrimpers harvest America’s favorite seafood from sustainable stocks and use fishing gear that reduces the impact on  the marine environments. The traditional way of life known by generations of shrimping families depends on […]