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US shrimp imports bringing an unjust end to Gulf shrimp sector

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Frozen Common Shrimp & Prawn
United States
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Published Nov 30, 2023

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The letter, written by fisherman Jeremy Zirlott, defends the domestic shrimp industry and refutes claims made in an article about the industry. Zirlott argues that domestic shrimp businesses have invested in branding and marketing, and have relied on niche markets to survive. He also criticizes the World Bank's support for foreign shrimp production, which has contributed to the decline of profitability in the domestic industry.
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Original content

The following letter was sent to IntraFish by fisherman Jeremy Zirlott, in response to the article: Tom Mazzetta: Instead of erecting trade barriers, the US shrimp sector should invest in itself I just read your letter in response to the domestic shrimp industry trade action. I'm going to attempt to open your eyes to some facts concerning the global shrimp market. First, I would like to give you a little background. I come from a fishing family. Every generation of my family, both sides, have been dependent on commercial fishing going back over 150 years. Many times, they struggled for a mere existence. But exist they did and were able to raise families because of the availability and marketability of the seafood they produced. My ancestors were good, honest, God-fearing, hard-working people, and I am proud of that heritage. I followed their lead in fishing, and after spending many years at sea, I now own and operate a small fleet of shrimp trawlers based out of Bayou La Batre ...
Source: Intrafish
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