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    Seafood Packaging believes tariffs for select Asian countries should continue

    ITC: Shrimp tariffs for select Asian countries should continue By Christine Blank Published on May 2, 2017   Share The United States International Trade Commission voted to continue anti-dumping duties on shrimp from four Asian countries for the next five years. However, the ITC said that duties on Brazilian shrimp imports should not continue. The […]

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    Gulf Shrimp Landings Down in 2016

    Gulf Shrimp Landings Down in 2016 January 23rd, 2017 NOAA has now released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for the month of December and all of 2016. Last month, 5.8 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf of Mexico, roughly 34.0% below the prior sixteen-year historical average for the month […]

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    Corporate-Rigged Trade Deals: Undermining Food Safety

    Corporate-Rigged Trade Deals: Undermining Food Safety Trade pacts can require us to limit food labeling and to import meat and poultry that do not meet U.S. food safety standards The rapid growth in imported food combined with current trade pact rules prioritizing expansion of food trade volumes by limiting countries’ food safety policies means that […]

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    Australia Announces Ban on Imported Raw Shrimp

    White spot disease: prawn farmers say import ban too late At least one importer may face face criminal charges as producers point to biosecurity report of 2009 that warned of high risks Australia’s $360 million prawn industry could be hit hard if the white spot disease takes hold in the country. Photograph: Dan Chung for […]

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    Gel-injected shrimp a growing problem in China

    Gel-injected shrimp a growing problem in China By Cliff White, Editor Published on Thursday, October 06, 2016   Consumer reports of gel-filled shrimp are rising in China, according to a Chinese newspaper report. The process of injecting gel into shrimp is an illegal method of increasing their weight so they can be sold for a […]