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A USD 3 million fund will be granted to collect anti-dumping duties from countries that illegally dump shrimp, crawfish and other seafood into US markets. This was announced by the Chair of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, Senator Mary L. Landrieu.

The senator explained this sum is part of the bill that funds the Department of Homeland Security for FY15 and also requires Customs and Border Protection to work with the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and Treasury to increase collection of anti-dumping and countervailing duties for unfairly traded imports, including shrimp and crawfish meat from China.

"Foreign governments continue to unfairly spend hundreds of millions of dollars to dump underpriced shrimp into the United States and put our shrimpers, crawfishermen and seafood producers at an unfair disadvantage. This funding will beef up our efforts to punish those who cheat the market and our seafood producers," pointed out Landrieu.

And the senator added: "I will continue to use this committee to protect these jobs, a time-honored way of life, and the thousands of shrimpers who call the Gulf Coast home."

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