On July 15, 2023, (after an earlier unanimous vote by the Board of Directors of Louisiana Shrimp Association), LSA reached out DIRECTLY to federal agencies as an American Industry in need of help.
Our first contact was with the Bureau of Industry and Security U.S. Department of Commerce. After this very important conference call with this division we were then introduced to people in other federal
divisions that could possibly have solutions for our industry due to the massive influx of imports that are dominating our American Shrimp Industry. These people in these federal agencies came together and met with some of LSAs Board of Directors and were very concerned.
We have submitted letters, documents, and figures to them to show how our shrimp harvesters are suffering due to unfair trade. It was stressed that we need immediate help due to the massive influx of dumping of imported shrimp into our country. They told us that they could possibly provide information and counseling
to LSA regarding various solutions and that they would look into the issue and information that we presented to them.

We are now very excited to announce that yesterday, August 22, 2023, LSA’s President, Acy Cooper received a phone call from Washington D.C.
reaching out to say that they will provide legal assistance and counseling to Louisiana Shrimp Association to begin the process of a federal investigation of our complaints. It was stated that if determination is found that our industry is suffering due to unfair trade practices, that there are trade remedies to save American Industries
such as the Louisiana/American shrimp industry.
One of these remedies they mentioned is a quota on the amount of imports coming into the U.S.
LSA's Member Update Letter
LSA Letter to Federal Agencies

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