Month: June 2018

  • Gulf Senators Again Assist Shrimp Sector

    June 19, 2018

    On June 14, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the Commerce Justice Science funding bill for fiscal year 2019 (FY19). Within that bill were several measures to assist the shrimp sector. First, the CJS Subcommittee provided $1.4 million in implementation monies for the transition of shrimp to the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP). Shrimp is included... Read More

  • Senator Vows to Help Shrimpers

    June 12, 2018

    Original Article by Julia Arenstam, Staff Writer, Houma Today/Daily Comet – June 8, 2018 U.S. Sen. John Kennedy told hundreds of shrimpers today that nobody is working harder than him to address the issues they’re facing. Within the next two weeks, the Louisiana Republican said he plans to introduce a bill that will require more... Read More