Cochran urges action to protect Gulf shrimpers

The U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that the U.S. shrimp industry appears to be harmed by the importation of frozen warm-water shrimp and the ranking member of the Senate Ag Committee wants something done about it. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi is urging the U.S. Commerce Department to act promptly “to protect Gulf Coast shrimpers from unlawfully subsidized shrimp imports” from seven different countries.

The USITC determined that “there is reasonable indication that the US industry is materially injured” due to imports from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The report says the imports are “allegedly” subsidized.

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