Fishery Disaster Assistance Soon to Be Available to Georgia Shrimpers

April 12, 2019 Southern Shrimp Alliance

The Southern Shrimp Alliance is pleased to inform the Georgia shrimp industry that $1.062m in financial assistance has been made available to address the 2013 Georgia shrimp fishery disaster.

Southern Shrimp Alliance Releases Updated Databases Documenting Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Import Rejections

As part of its “Know Your Supplier” initiative, the Southern Shrimp Alliance today released updated databases providing detailed information regarding shrimp imports rejected from the European Union, Japan, and the United States because of the presence of banned antibiotics.

Gulf Council Votes to Relax Quotas on Shrimp Fishing

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took final action on shrimp Amendment 18, allowing shrimpers to increase the amount of fishing allowed under the red snapper rebuilding plan. The Southern Shrimp Alliance advocated for this change for more than two years. The Council was unanimous in its decision. Once again, the Alliance won its arguments before regulators by presenting scientific research.

Record Lows in Louisiana and Florida-and a Near Record High in Texas-Close Out 2018

February 27, 2019 Southern Shrimp Alliance

The Fishery Monitoring Branch of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for December 2018 and January 2019.

Government Spending Bill Includes New Funds for FDA Seafood Inspections

February 18, 2019 Southern Shrimp Alliance

Congress has passed a funding bill that provides the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with significant additional resources to address contaminated seafood products that are introduced to the U.S. market.