IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR ALL SHRIMP SKIMMER TRAWL FISHERMEN

NMFS has issued the following Fishery Bulletin to remind all skimmer trawl fishermen of the critical importance of compliance with tow-time restrictions for this fishery. As in the past, failure to comply with these requirements will likely lead to the conclusion that sea turtle strandings are caused by the skimmer trawl fishery. In turn, this […]

U.S. Shrimp Industry Recommends Changes to Strengthen FDA

Tarpon Springs, FL—On Monday before the Interagency Working Group on Import Safety, the Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) advocated that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adopt rigorous safety systems for imported seafood similar to those found in the European Union, Japan and Canada and the USDA’s regulation of imported meat, poultry, and egg products. […]