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IMPORTANT: from the International Trade Commission- The U.S. fishermen’s questionnaire apparently has the outdated link to the old questionnaire submission portal. Please make sure that fishermen upload their questionnaire responses to the new questionnaire submission portal here: https://usitc.gov/qportal
Pin: FWWS Phase: Final
You can also save the completed questionnaire and email in to:
calvin.chang@usitc.gov

IMPORTANT HELP UPDATE FOR THE QUESTIONNAIRE DOCUMENT REQUEST FROM THE ITC AS STATED IN THE ARTICE BELOW.
Please view the "ITC Questionnaire 2024 Help Form" we have created, on the link below. You can also save the file and then email it in to the email address on the last page of the questionnaire- calvin.chang@usitc.gov This exlains the questions and the data needed but in easier terms to understand when you are filling out the actual ITC Questionnaire for Fisherman. Hopefully this will make filling out this form easier for you! click here to view or download the help file:

Click here for the Questionnaire Help File

Click here for the US Fishermens/Shrimpers Questionnaire

Note: This file will autmatically download to your computer.
As noted on the last page of the questionnaire, responding firms should submit their questionnaire responses electronically in MS Word format. The submission of questionnaire responses in the MS Word format allows the Commission to electronically extract data from questionnaires and thus, compile, assess, and analyze submitted data more efficiently and promptly. Furthermore, the electronic submission of questionnaires completed in MS Word facilitates the Commission’s ability to produce documents that comply with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Please return the completed questionnaire to the Commission by no later than July 26, 2024. Please direct questions regarding the questionnaire and correspondence to Calvin Chang (calvin.chang@usitc.gov., 202-205-3062) at the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20436. THIS IS THE NEW ANTI-DUMPING INVESTIGATION OF 2024:Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Ecuador, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam; Inv. No. 701-TA-699-702 and 731-TA-1659-1660 (Final)
ALL AMERICAN SHRIMP HARVESTERS SHOULD FILL OUT THIS QUESTIONNAIRE WITH THE DATA ASKED FOR AND SUBMIT IT TO THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION BEFORE JULY 26, 2024.
USITC AD/CVD Investigations of Frozen Warmwater Shrimp--Questionnaires
Please find on the below link, the U.S. fishermen questionnaire for the USITC AD/CVD investigations on imports of warmwater shrimp from Ecuador, India, Indonesia, and Vietnan and other documents.
Please complete the questionnaires electronically in the MS Word document and have them submitted online or by email. Instructions for filing your response can be found on last page of the questionnaire. All U.S. shrimp fishermen/harvesters should complete the U.S. Fishermen's Questionnaire and return it to the ITC by July 26, 2024.
NOTE: YOU CAN PRINT THE QUESTIONNAIRE TO FILL OUT BUT YOU MUST GO BACK TO THE US SHRIMPERS QUESTIONNAIRE ON A COMPUTER AND FILL YOUR DATA AND INFORMATION ON THE ORIGINAL MS WORD FORMAT QUESTIONNAIRE SO THAT YOU CAN SUBMIT BEFORE THE DEADLINE.
TWO WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE ARE:
1. Upload via Secure Drop Box.-Upload the MS Word questionnaire along with a scanned copy of the signed certification page (page 1) through the Commission's secure upload facility: Web address: https://dropbox.usitc.gov/oinv/ Pin: FWWS Phase: Final
2. E-mail.-E-mail the MS Word questionnaire to calvin.chang@usitc.gov; include a scanned copy of the signed certification page (page 1). Submitters are strongly encouraged to encrypt nonpublic documents that are electronically transmitted to the Commission to protect your sensitive information from unauthorized disclosure. The USITC secure drop-box system and the Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) use Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 cryptographic algorithms to encrypt data in transit. Submitting your nonpublic documents by a means that does not use these encryption algorithms (such as by email) may subject your firm's nonpublic information to unauthorized disclosure during transmission. If you choose a non-encrypted method of electronic transmission, the Commission warns you that the risk of such possible unauthorized disclosure is assumed by you and not by the Commission.
If you need to obtain your poundage data from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, click on the link below for the form.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES TRIP TICKET REPORT DATA TO AN INDIVIDUAL FISHERMAN:
LDWF DATE REQUEST FORM
Questionnaire Transmital Information
Federal Register Notice
US Fishermans Questionnaire

You can also visit the USITC website for these investigations at https://ids.usitc.gov/case/8152/investigation/8505 where you can also download the questionnaires.


Louisiana House and Senate Bills and Resolutions 2024
Click here to view the list-Legislation 2024

Federal Legislation 2024
Save Our Shrimpers Act:
To prohibit Federal funds from being made available to international financial institutions for the purposes of financing foreign shrimp farms, and for other purposes.
https://louisianashrimp.org/SOSAct.pdf
Save Our Shrimpers Act Letter of Support:
https://louisianashrimp.org/SOSSupport.pdf

Fisheries Act: (Would speed up disaster funds)
To require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to approve or deny spend plans within a certain amount of time, and for other purposes.
https://louisianashrimp.org/FISHES%20Act1.pdf
https://louisianashrimp.org/FISHES%20Act.pdf
Fisheries Act Letter of Support:
https://louisianashrimp.org/FishesActSupport.pdf


LDWF Commercial Fishing License and Trip Ticket Staff Announce Locations and Dates
Beginning next month, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will offer new or renewal commercial fishing licenses and boat registration transactions at field offices. Additionally, trip ticket staff will be present to train new or existing seafood dealers on the process of filling out trip tickets, to answer questions regarding trip tickets, and to take trip ticket orders (trip tickets will not be distributed on site). LDWF offers this service as a convenience to our commercial fishermen who need a commercial licenses and in-person assistance without having to drive to Baton Rouge. INFO AND LOCATIONS ON THE LINK BELOW:
https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/news/ldwf-commercial-fishing-license-and-trip-ticket-staff-announce-locations-and-dates

Trade Investigation Infomation-
A questionnaire will be required for members to fill out and send back to commerce. This is a procedure in the anti dumping investigation. This draft will let you know exactly what documents and figures you will need when the official questionnaire is issued. Information on this will be sent out to you soon.
Click here to view the draft application.

LSA's Fiscal Sponsor- LOUISIANA SHRIMP COALITION

Click here to vist the webpage!


Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Sheahan Secures $42 million in the 2023 Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations
https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/news/secretary-sheahan-secures-fishery-dollars-for-louisiana


Louisiana 2019 flood disaster Grant Update
Please be advised that LDWF has begun reviewing applications for the Equipment Modernization Grant Program. Applicants can view status updates throughout the application process via the online portal under the “My Applications” or “My Tasks” panels on the home dashboard. Applicants can also view the status of their application by clicking on the “Searches” tab on the top of the homepage if using a desktop or the “Magnifying Glass” icon if using a mobile device and then clicking “Search”.
Applications are being reviewed by the Program in the order in which they were submitted.
If the Program requires any additional information or documentation in order to process your application, the Program will reach out to you by phone at the contact phone number provided in your application and through Message in the LDWF Grant Portal.
Thank you for your continued patience during the application review process.
If you have any questions concerning your application, please contact LDWF at 1-855-262-1764. Sincerely,
Office of Fisheries

Fall Inshore Shrimp Season to Close in a Portion of State Waters
https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/news/fall-inshore-shrimp-season-to-close-in-a-portion-of-state-waters

The Agriculture Fisheries and Land Management Council
"Louisiana seafood is facing a crisis thanks to imported seafood improperly labeled from foreign countries. It’s not only an attack on our agricultural commodities, it is an attack on a culture and heritage. The state’s commercial fishermen need to know that help is on the way as imported seafood has caused untold damage in Louisiana. State labeling laws protect both business owners and consumers."
The Governor has Louisiana's shrimp industry as one of his top priorities.
https://oneteam.la/2024/01/26/the-agriculture-fisheries-and-land-management-council/

Louisiana Shrimp Association v. Biden
Turtle Excluder Device
https://pelicanpolicy.org/cases/louisiana-shrimp-association-v-biden/

OPINION | Preserving our heritage and livelihood – A shrimper’s stand against unjust regulations
By Acy Cooper | Louisiana Shrimp Association
Jan 25, 2024
https://www.livingstonparishnews.com/opinion/editorials/opinion-preserving-our-heritage-and-livelihood-a-shrimper-s-stand-against-unjust-regulations/article_0ddc8138-b95d-11ee-b6cb-db8838481432.html


Louisiana Governor's disaster request, due to the influx of imports causing injury to the shrimp industry, has been denied.
Read letter here-
Letter to Governor

LSA President met with the Louisiana Governor on the state our industry is in. The Governor pledged his help for our shrimp industry.
Follow up letters may be viewd on the links below.
Governors Letter to LSA President
Governors Letter to the President Biden
LSA submitts a letter to Louisiana Governor JB Edwards asking him to delcare a state of emergency for the Louisiana Shrimp Industry.
Click here to read letter.

Louisiana Shrimp Association petitions US Departmenf of Commerce and other U.S. federal agencies, to intiate an investigation into the influx of imported shrimp being allowed to enter the U.S.A.
Click here to read more here


Louisiana Shrimp Association Press Release July 7, 2023
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued the National Export Strategy 2023 in June.
Louisiana Shrimp Association supports the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision to balance international trade which is hampering America's seafood industry.
Louisiana Shrimp Association and its members stand strongly united to protect the future of our industry.
A joint organization letter may be viewed on the link below.
https://www.laseagrant.org/wp-content/uploads/Shrimp-Industry-Input-Natl-Seafood-Strategy-03.31.2023.pdf
LSA also submitted a letter from its organization with suggestions to include in the Draft National Seafood Strategy of NOAA fisheries. This letter may be viewed on the link below.
LSA's Letter Seafood Strategy 2023
Chapter 9 of the published stategy document is the information on the Seafood Industry in the document.
Click here to view the U.S. National Export Strategy 2023 here
Chapter 9-"Fishing Industry" may be viewed here:National Export Strategy 2023
Lawmakers taking action to protect state's seafood industry
Read Here
Louisiana shrimpers are in trouble.
Read Here
FDA is responsible for the safety of all fish and fishery products entering the United States. The agency uses every available tool to identify immediate or potential threats as well as the best course of action to protect public health and safety. As part of the FDA’s import safety effort, the agency provides as much available information and guidance as possible to consumers, industry, and government about seafood safety.
Imported Seafood Safety Program
Study blasts loopholes in NOAA's seafood inspection program."Roughly 60 percent of all seafood coming into the United States is not covered by a federal inspection program operated by NOAA" Read Here
LOUISIANA CERTIFIED COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN INFORMATION
NOTE: This has to be renewed each year
Under the authority of 56:303E,(1), this form may be used to qualify a Louisiana licensed commercial fisherman as "certified". An IRS registered tax preparer possessing a PIN must complete the form certifying that based upon his most recent federal income tax return that the fisherman earns at least fifty percent of his income from commercial fishing activities, and have it notorized, then mailed in to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Click here to down load the form

COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN TAX EXPEMPT FORM
Commercial fisherman may apply for a certificate of exemption from Louisiana state sales and use taxes under Louisiana Revised Statute 47:305.20.
Click here to download the form

Become Louisiana Certified

  • "The primary mission of the Louisiana Seafood Certification Program is to build a unified brand to attract consumers as well as foodservice and seafood distribution buyers who want to be sure they’re sourcing the best-tasting seafood in the world—Louisiana Seafood." The basic requirements along with instruction on how to apply to become a Louisiana Seafood Certified Program participant can be found here- Louisiana Certification Program

    Our Goal

    • is to incorporate the participation of everyone involved in the Shrimp Industry, and to preserve the culture and heritage of the traditional Louisiana Shrimper.

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