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Congressman Jones Testifies On Behalf Of North Carolina Shrimpers at the U.S. International Trade Commission

Today at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) testified on behalf of Eastern North Carolina shrimpers in strong support of continuing anti-dumping duty orders against imported warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. The ITC first enacted these orders more than 10 years ago to offset cheating by foreign producers, and to help level the playing field for American shrimpers. ‘Shrimping is an integral part of Eastern North Carolina’s heritage and economy,’ said Congressman Jones. ‘Hard working Eastern North Carolina fishing families have been devastated by unfairly traded foreign shrimp. If these orders aren’t continued, I have no doubt that producers from communist China, Vietnam and elsewhere will start illegally dumping shrimp into our market again. That is unacceptable, and I hope the ITC will stand up for American workers.’ Click here to read the rest 16:29

Congressman Jones demanding answers about closure of the South Atlantic red snapper fishery

Congressman JonesGreenville, NC – Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) is standing up for fishermen in Eastern North Carolina and throughout the Southeast and demanding answers on the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) closure of the South Atlantic red snapper fishery to commercial and recreational harvest in 2015.  The decision was announced in June of this year by the South Atlantic Regional Office of NMFS. Read the rest here 21:18