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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 »
  • 8 shrimpers fined for trawling in closed areas

    November 22, 2010 2:56 PM

    The federal government has fined eight shrimpers for allegedly trawling in waters closed in June, July or August because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The biggest fine was $50,000 that included a $30,000 fine for allegedly fishing after a warning by state agents. The shrimpers have... more »
  • Shrimpers rescued from burning boat in Tangipahoa Parish

    September 8, 2010 11:33 AM

    Three shrimpers trapped on a burning boat were rescued by a pair of Houma sisters who were out crabbing, according to authorities. The Houma newspaper reports that 27-year-old Carla Ghere of Bayou Blue and 26-year-old Carolyn Tillman saw the boat on fire shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, on Lake Boudreaux.... more »
  • La. shrimpers reporting clean 1st day catch

    August 17, 2010 5:48 AM

    Commercial shrimpers in the Gulf of Mexico say the first catch since the oil spill was plentiful and free of oil. The new season opened amid anxiety over whether the catch will be tainted by crude and whether anyone will buy it even if it is clean. Louisiana ranks first... more »
  • La. shrimpers worry about prices for new season

    August 16, 2010 5:12 AM

    Today is the opening of a new commercial season for Louisiana shrimpers. There is uncertainty over low prices, whether consumers will buy their catch and if any danger still exists from the massive BP oil spill. Harlon Pearce, chairman of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, was optimistic that... more »
  • Aid available for Louisiana's shrimpers

    August 13, 2010 5:21 AM

    Qualified Louisiana shrimpers are eligible for up to $12,000 and technical training under a federal program designed to help shrimpers in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic adjust to increased competition. Individual shrimpers interested in applying for help through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers... more »
  • BP: Payments top $200M for Gulf oil spill losses

    July 16, 2010 12:47 PM

    BP says it's paid out $201 million so far to individuals and businesses for economic losses from the Gulf Coast oil spill. More than 32,000 claimants got one or more payments in the past 10 weeks. BP says the largest groups includes fisherman, who've received $32 million, and... more »
  • Oil spill lawsuits could go before one single judge

    May 6, 2010 10:04 AM

    Attorneys have asked a federal judicial panel to consolidate at least 65 potential class action lawsuits claiming financial damage from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Since the disaster on April 20, shrimpers, fishermen, business owners, charter boat captains and would-be vacationers have filed lawsuits against BP, Transocean... more »
  • Miss. Shrimpers file lawsuit over oil spill

    May 3, 2010 2:25 PM

    Two commercial shrimpers in Mississippi have filed a $5 million class action lawsuit against companies they say are responsible for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Charlie C. Nguyen and Bihn Van Nguyen, both of Biloxi, say they are dependant on shrimp in the Gulf to make a living.... more »
  • Oil spill lawsuit filed

    April 30, 2010 11:24 AM

    The owner of a Mississippi seafood company has filed federal class-action lawsuit today, over the Gulf Coast oil rig explosion. Jerry Forte, the owner of Jerry Forte Seafood in Pass Christian, MS, claims the spill could damage the commercial seafood industry. The suit has been filed in U.S.... more »
  • La. starts shrimp season early due to oil spill

    April 28, 2010 10:30 PM

    Louisiana has put out containment booms in case the oil comes ashore. The state has also started the shrimp season early because of the spill. Parts of Breton Sound and the Chandeleur Islands opened more than four hours ago. The state wanted to provide the harvest a chance before any... more »
  • Outback Steakhouse commits to Louisiana shrimp

    October 7, 2009 10:08 PM

    State leaders announced a deal with Outback Steakhouse that keeps Louisiana shrimpers from losing business. Outback agreed to continue providing Louisiana-harvested shrimp in its 14 restaurants statewide. The company's contract had run out, and they were looking to import shrimp. Shrimpers say imports lower prices and put their... more »
  • Shrimpers ask for investigation

    August 26, 2009 4:54 PM

    More than a hundred shrimpers protested at the State Capitol today. It's the second rally in Baton Rouge in past weeks. Shrimpers want to know why they're seeing less money while prices remain constant in stores and restaurants. They believe the market is being manipulated to keep prices low.... more »

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