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Louisiana shrimpers are hopeful action by Congress can help reduce illegal shrimp imports

“Today, the Louisiana seafood industry is being hammered by illegal foreign imports that are destroying jobs and distorting the market here at home, making it tougher for Louisiana seafood to compete in our own markets. That’s wrong,” said U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette. Shrimpers across the state have voiced their support for Boustany’s bill, called the Preventing Recurring Trade Evasion and Circumvention Act, or PROTECT Act. Read the rest here 08:26