Southern Shrimp Alliance Applauds Legislation to Advance Human Rights, Marine Conservation and Fair Trade in Seafood Supply Chain

October 18, 2021 Southern Shrimp Alliance

Global efforts to advance fishery conservation and to combat IUU fishing and the use of forced and child labor in the seafood supply chain took a major step forward yesterday when the House Committee on Natural Resources passed by a voice-vote, HR 3075: the Illegal Fishing and Forced Labor Prevention Act. The bipartisan bill was introduced on May 11, 2021, by Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA).

August Shrimp Landings Incompletely Reported; Major Historical Revisions Confirm Substantial Underreporting of Shrimp Landings in Gulf of Mexico

October 5, 2021 Southern Shrimp Alliance

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

FDA’s Refusals of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Will Be Highest Since 2016

September 8, 2021 Southern Shrimp Alliance

Over the weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 126 total seafood entry line refusals in August, of which 6 (4.8%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The FDA also released additional information regarding refusals of another 35 seafood entry lines in July, of which 5 were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. 

With July Reporting, FDA on Track to Refuse Most Entry Lines of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp in the Past Five Years

August 4, 2021 Southern Shrimp Alliance

dditional information regarding refusals of another 7 seafood entry lines in June, of which 4 were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. 

Federal Trade Commission Adopts Final “Made in the U.S.A.” Rule

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted to adopt a final “Made in the U.S.A.” rule that will provide the agency with greater enforcement tools to address the sale of imported goods by fraudulent claims that they were domestically produced. With the rule, the FTC will have the ability to pursue damages and penalties against companies that falsely claim to be selling goods originating in the United States.