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Senator Supports Adding Shrimp to Traceability Rules

Message from the American Shrimp Processors Executive Director, Dr. David Veal. “As you may know we have been fighting to include shrimp in the... Read More About Senator Supports Adding Shrimp to Traceability Rules


Chef of the Year Nominations Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 15, 2017 Wild American Shrimp Announces Chef of the Year Nominations   BILOXI, MS – The American Shrimp Processors... Read More About Chef of the Year Nominations Announcement


ASPA Chef Advocate Wins Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 12, 2017   ASPA Chef Advocate Wins Competition Chef David Dickensauge Wins Eighth Annual Mississippi Seafood Cookoff   GULFPORT, MS... Read More About ASPA Chef Advocate Wins Competition


President Donald J. Trump Proclaims June 2017 as National Ocean Month

Link to official Whitehouse Announcement Response from Dr. Veal: “The American Shrimp Processors Association welcomes any recognition from the Trump administration of the significant... Read More About President Donald J. Trump Proclaims June 2017 as National Ocean Month


American Shrimp Processors Association Strongly Supports President Trump’s New Buy America Executive Order

April 18, 2017 American Shrimp Processors Association Strongly Supports President Trump’s New Buy America Executive Order Today President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order... Read More About American Shrimp Processors Association Strongly Supports President Trump’s New Buy America Executive Order


Executive Order by President Trump Strengthens U.S. Trade Enforcement and Job Creation

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2017 – “We are very pleased that President Donald Trump has taken major action today to strengthen U.S. trade enforcement,”... Read More About Executive Order by President Trump Strengthens U.S. Trade Enforcement and Job Creation


G.U.L.F.’s Work In The Gulf Shrimp Industry

Click here (new window) for full article about G.U.L.F’s work in the Gulf Shrimp Industry. Read More About G.U.L.F.’s Work In The Gulf Shrimp Industry


ASPA Leaders Thank Public Officials for Strong Support of the U.S. Shrimp Industry in USITC Sunset Review Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 16, 2017) – Today, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) held a public hearing to help decide whether to renew anti-dumping... Read More About ASPA Leaders Thank Public Officials for Strong Support of the U.S. Shrimp Industry in USITC Sunset Review Case


Seafood leaders react after Trump kills TPP

Seafood leaders react after Trump kills TPP By Christine Blank, Contributing Editor Published on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 — United States President Donald Trump on Monday,... Read More About Seafood leaders react after Trump kills TPP


Poll Finds 83% of Americans Support New Seafood Traceability Requirements

Press Release Date Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Location: Washington, D.C. http://usa.oceana.org/press-releases/poll-finds-83-americans-support-new-seafood-traceability-requirements Contacts: Dustin Cranor: dcranor@Oceana.org 954.348.1314 Amelia Vorpahl: avorpahl@oceana.org 202-467-1968, 202-476-0632 (cell) Today, Oceana... Read More About Poll Finds 83% of Americans Support New Seafood Traceability Requirements


ASPA’s Official Comment on the Commerce Trusted Trader Program

Read the full PDF comment here as submitted to NOAA on regulations.gov   ASPA’s Official Comment on the Commerce Trusted Trader Program Read More About ASPA’s Official Comment on the Commerce Trusted Trader Program


Seafood is the #1 refused import by the FDA

The following food product categories accounted for the majority of shipments refused: 1. Fishery and seafood products (20.5 percent of all refusals) 2. Vegetables... Read More About Seafood is the #1 refused import by the FDA


Sustainability Letter from the United States Department of Commerce

Mr. John Williams Executive Director Southern Shrimp Alliance P.O. Box 1577 Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 Dear Mr. Williams: Thank you for your letter regarding... Read More About Sustainability Letter from the United States Department of Commerce


Shrimp fisheries receive positive review on sustainability

Shrimp fisheries in Louisiana received favorable marks on sustainability from the Audubon Nature Institute and the Marine Stewardship and Conservation program standards. Damon Morris,... Read More About Shrimp fisheries receive positive review on sustainability


ASPA Applauds AP Reporting About Slave-Peeled Shrimp from Thailand

American Shrimp Processors Applaud AP Reporting About Slave-Peeled Shrimp from Thailand; Group Says: “Know Where Your Shrimp Come From” The American Shrimp Processors Association... Read More About ASPA Applauds AP Reporting About Slave-Peeled Shrimp from Thailand


Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum to reopen Saturday in Biloxi

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum to reopen Saturday in Biloxi   BILOXI, Mississippi –Absent since it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, the Maritime &... Read More About Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum to reopen Saturday in Biloxi