State Department Suspends Malaysia’s Section 609 Certification; U.S. Continues to Import Significant Wild-Caught Shrimp from Uncertified Countries

The Federal Register published notice today of the U.S. Department of State’s (State Department) determination to suspend the certification of wild-caught shrimp fisheries in the Malaysian states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, and Johor. Accordingly, because Section 609 of Public Law 101-162 prohibits the importation of wild-caught shrimp unless a fishery or country has received a certification […]

Southern Shrimp Alliance Submits Comments on FDA’s Proposed Traceability Requirements

Today, the Southern Shrimp Alliance filed comments with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to the agency’s new proposed regulations regarding traceability obligations for all shrimp and other select food products, imported and domestic, sold in the U.S. market. These comments requested that the FDA (1) amend the regulations to provide a specific […]

U.S. Congress Acts to Place Imported Shrimp Under the Seafood Import Monitoring Program

The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) is extremely pleased to report that the final Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus appropriations bill includes a long sought-after provision that will once and for all put imported shrimp under the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP). Shrimp is the largest U.S. seafood import, with over $6 billion in shrimp products imported […]