At its April meeting in Baton Rouge, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took action to initiate the development of a scoping document with options to address the expiration of the current shrimp limited entry permit moratorium in 2016. This document will provide the foundation for what will become Amendment 17 to the Gulf […]

Shrimpers Decry the Administration’s Reluctance to Aggressively Defend U.S. Trade Laws

Tarpon Springs, FL– Since 2001, U.S. importers have failed to pay nearly $1 billion in antidumping and countervailing duties assessed on unfairly traded imports.  This problem is directly attributable to the lack of an effective US mechanism to enforce the collection of duties on importers.  Absent such a mechanism, imports have been allowed to enter […]

Testimony on Fisheries Management Enhancement

On May 2, 2006, Wilma Anderson testified on behalf of the Southern Shrimp Alliance before the Committee on Resources, U.S. House of Representatives on the matter of  H.R. 5018, The American Fisheries Management and Marine Life Enhancement Act and H.R. 1431, The Fisheries Science and Management Enhancement Act of 2005. Read the full testimony here. […]