Through April, the FDA Has Already Refused More Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Than All of 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 107 total seafood entry line refusals in April, of which 6 (5.6%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.

State Department Suspends Mexico’s Section 609 Shrimp Certification

In a Federal Register notice published Friday, the U.S. Department of State announced that it was suspending the certification made, pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162, of the commercial shrimp fishery in Mexico. In its announcement, the State Department explained that the agency suspended Mexico’s certification because “its sea turtle protection program is no longer comparable to that of the United States.”

Southern Shrimp Alliance Releases Updated Databases for 2021 Documenting Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Import Rejections

January 22, 2021 Southern Shrimp Alliance

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.

IPR Center Bestows 2020 Partnership Award on the Southern Shrimp Alliance for Combating Trade Fraud Crimes in Inaugural Awards Ceremony

November 25, 2020 Southern Shrimp Alliance

The Southern Shrimp Alliance was recognized for its contributions over many years to Trade Fraud Enforcement in a variety of different areas related to the importation of shrimp.

Half Way Through 2020, Gulf Shrimp Landings at All-Time Lows

July 28, 2020 Southern Shrimp Alliance

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