Gulf of Mexico shrimpers have filed petitions with the federal government seeking relief from subsidized shrimp imports. The move came several weeks after Gulf of Mexico shrimpers hailed a House bill that included a provision to increase U.S. Customs and Border Protection's powers to combat illegal imports.
The Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries filed the petitions on Friday, which seek "countervailing duties" - duties imposed to offset subsidies by foreign governments - on shrimp from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The coalition states that the duties are needed "to offset the unfair trade advantage currently held by these countries."
There is no reason to eat imported shrimp.
Hollygrove Market and Farm sells wild caught shrimp.
Roberts provides local farm raised shrimp.
Rousses has local shrimp too.
Local shrimps make our local economy better all around.