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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The International Trade Commission has turned down a request from the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries to place higher tariffs on imported shrimp from several foreign countries. This could be considered a major setback for the Gulf shrimping industry.
 
American shrimpers have claimed for years that the foreign shrimp are being dumped here for less than the actual cost, undercutting U.S. harvested shrimp.
 
At Golden Gulf Packing Company, gulf shrimp roll down the racks. The vote by the International Trade Commission may mean these machines will be silenced one day. 
 
Richard Gollott who heads up the operation said, "I think eventually, maybe not right away quickly, but eventually this could be the demise of the shrimp industry. We've told the international trade commission that, that it meant jobs, American jobs," said Richard Gollott who heads up the operation."
 
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Inside the Industry

NMFS announced two changes in regulations that apply to federal fishing permit holders starting Aug. 26.

First, they have eliminated the requirement for vessel owners to submit “did not fish” reports for the months or weeks when their vessel was not fishing.

Some of the restrictions for upgrading vessels listed on federal fishing permits have also been removed.

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Alaskans will meet with British Columbia’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett, when he visits Juneau next week and will ask him to support an international review of mine developments in northwest British Columbia, upstream from Southeast Alaska along the Taku, Stikine and Unuk transboundary rivers.

Some Alaska fishing and environmental groups believe an international review is the best way to develop specific, binding commitments to ensure clean water, salmon, jobs and traditional and customary practices are not harmed by British Columbia mines and that adequate financial assurances are in place up front to cover long-term monitoring and compensation for damages.

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