While the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets in New Orleans, those who support and work in Louisiana’s seafood and fishing industries will rally outside.

Local shrimpers and fisherman said the U.S. government’s poor regulations on importing seafood has been affecting their livelihoods, and they need things to change soon before they say an industry that has thrived for generations in Louisiana is destroyed.

The Louisiana Shrimp Association are heading up the rally pushing for these federal changes. The shrimpers association says the federal government is doing a poor job of inspecting imported seafood -- meaning millions of pounds of shrimp are coming into the country which is increasing supply -- and driving down their prices and profit.

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