Commentary: Bill would provide relief to SC’s hurting shrimp industry

First as a shrimper but also as the vice president of the South Carolina Shrimpers Association and as a director of the U.S. Shrimpers Coalition, I write to voice strong support for the Save Our Shrimpers Act (H.7932) that recently was introduced in Congress by U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas. This critical legislation would prohibit U.S. funding for foreign aquaculture projects, specifically shrimp farming, financed through international monetary institutions such as the World Bank that are in turn sold back into the United States, hurting our citizens. The influx of foreign shrimp into our markets has created a severe oversupply, driving down prices and inflating cold storage costs — a double blow to our domestic shrimp industry, which includes both wild-caught and locally farmed shrimp. more, >>CLICK TO READ<< 07:10

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