The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) is a non-profit alliance of members of the shrimp industry in eight states committed to preventing the continued deterioration of America's domestic shrimp industry and to ensuring the industry's future viability. SSA serves as the national voice for the shrimp fishermen and processors in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.
The association is many faceted. We are developing marketing plans for domestic shrimp, lobbying for more stringent controls and testing of banned chemicals, supporting anti-dumping findings against six countries, and working with NMFS on any and all new regulations concerning the domestic shrimp industry.
Minister rejects industry request on footage exempt New Zealand
Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash is committed to achieve transparency in the fisheries management system, so he discarded a request from the fishing industry to exempt footage collected on boats, as the Official Information Act requires.
Spain and Portugal defend recovery plan for Iberian sardine Spain
Fisheries authorities from Spain and Portugal participated in a technical meeting with the services of the European Commission, to explain in detail the proposal of a multi-year management plan for the recovery of Iberian sardine prepared by both countries.