Shrimp Tales

  • Gulf Senators Again Assist Shrimp Sector

    June 19, 2018

    On June 14, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the Commerce Justice Science funding bill for fiscal year 2019 (FY19). Within that bill were several measures to assist the shrimp sector. First, the CJS Subcommittee provided $1.4 million in implementation monies for the transition of shrimp to the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP). Shrimp is included... Read More

  • Senator Vows to Help Shrimpers

    June 12, 2018

    Original Article by Julia Arenstam, Staff Writer, Houma Today/Daily Comet – June 8, 2018 U.S. Sen. John Kennedy told hundreds of shrimpers today that nobody is working harder than him to address the issues they’re facing. Within the next two weeks, the Louisiana Republican said he plans to introduce a bill that will require more... Read More

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    Why Seafood is Essential to a Healthy Diet

    May 23, 2018

    Original article by: Seafood Health Facts, a joint project by the Universities of Oregon State, Cornell, Delaware, Rhode Island, Florida, and California, and the Community Seafood Initiative. Making Smart Choices Balancing the Benefits and Risks of Seafood Consumption Resources for Healthcare Providers and Consumers General Information for Healthcare Professionals  This resource for professionals provides an overview... Read More

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    The Future of Shrimping: What’s New in Conservation Gear?

    May 16, 2018

    Editor’s Note: As a part of the wild-caught shrimp industry’s ongoing efforts to support and sustain the U.S. shrimp fishery, below is an article, from North Carolina Sea Grant addressing just one of the many efforts supported by the industry to address sustainability. Original article by: Sara Mirabilio, Fisheries Specialist, North Carolina Sea Grant | May 10,... Read More

  • World Seafood Champion James Aptakin Joins Wild American Shrimp®

    April 27, 2018

    Wild American Shrimp®, the American Shrimp Processors Association’s marketing program for wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic Shrimp, has added former World Seafood Champion Chef James Aptakin as its latest Chef Advocate. Aptakin makes a great addition to the Wild American Shrimp team, bringing South American exotic flavors mixed with California flair and Pan-Asian-Hawaiian fusion to... Read More

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    U.S. House Passes Authorization to Include Shrimp in Seafood Import Monitoring Program

    March 22, 2018

      Expected to Pass Senate and Become Law After President Signs Tomorrow   Biloxi, Miss. March 22, 2018 – Today, the US House of Representatives passed the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill to fund the federal government through September 30, 2018. The House Bill is expected to pass the U.S. Senate and become law after the... Read More