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  • Shrimpers decry low prices, damage caused by shrimp imports

    August 12, 2015 3:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Dozens of Louisiana shrimpers - ranging from Vietnamese-Americans to Cajun fishermen - rallied Wednesday in downtown New Orleans to bewail low prices, farm-raised shrimp imports and other woes in their industry. Shrimpers spoke out at a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, a... more »
  • Higher shrimp import duties from 5 countries nixed

    September 22, 2013 11:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Shrimp processors have lost a call for higher duties on frozen shrimp imported from five countries - China, Vietnam, Ecuador, India and Malaysia. The U.S. International Trade Commission rejected the proposal 4-2 Friday, saying the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries failed to present strong evidence that the... more »
  • Shrimpers head out for season's start

    August 12, 2013 10:18 AM

    GOLDEN MEADOW - Shrimpers across south Louisiana say they are ready for the start of the white shrimp season. About 60 percent of the shrimp harvested in the U.S. comes from the Gulf of Mexico. The total domestic shrimp harvest brought in $518 million in 2011. The Courier reports the... more »
  • Turtle protection device plans shelved by NOAA

    November 27, 2012 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal officials are scrapping a proposed rule that would have forced shrimpers to install devices on their nets to save endangered sea turtles. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that it is withdrawing plans to require "turtle excluder devices" for small fishing operations that... more »
  • Feds ramp up sea turtle protection enforcement

    September 18, 2011 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Since mid-April, federal fisheries agents on the 1,631-mile Gulf Coast have spent almost all their time making sure shrimpers are using equipment designed to let sea turtles swim safely out of shrimp trawls, officials say. Weather permitting, the National Marine Fisheries Services enforcement agents based in Slidell... more »
  • Feds: No need for drastic measures for sea turtles

    August 11, 2011 3:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Contrary to the wishes of environmentalists, the federal government says it will not place emergency restrictions on Gulf of Mexico shrimpers to protect endangered and threatened sea turtles from shrimp trawl nets. Federal regulators say drastic measures are not needed because the number of dead sea... more »
  • US shrimpers push to keep tariffs on imports

    February 1, 2011 5:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. shrimpers want the United States to extend tariffs imposed on shrimp imports from Asian and South American countries. At a hearing Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission began looking into whether the tariffs should be renewed five years after they were first imposed on shrimp imports... more »

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