N.C. shrimpers can apply for federal assistance

Posted August 17, 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering financial and technical assistance to shrimpers in the Gulf of Mexico and along the eastern seaboard who saw their harvest reduced in the 2008 season.

North Carolina commercial fishing license holders who caught or harvested shrimp in 2008 will receive a letter this week outlining training options for refining and upgrading their practices and developing a business plan to shift into another industry.


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  • faisonpete Aug 24, 2010

    It is a shame that foreigners are sending shrimp to our country that have not been tested for chemicals, growth hormones, pesticides, antibiotics, diseases and cleanlyness and can dump them on the market without regulation. When seafood is not fresh it should be tested as to how it has been processed. Meanwhile the shrimper is forced to take measures that reduce the productivity of his business with fish and turtle excluders. The price of shrimp was lower this year than it has been in the last decadeS. In fact there should be some legal investigation as to what drove the price of NC down in a time of less supply and more demand. This ordinance is about 2008 shrimp but it will only get worse in a couple of years when they get around to the 2010 shrimp.

  • justiceforall Aug 19, 2010

    More gooberment waste.

  • dsalter Aug 18, 2010

    They're talking about '08 in North Carolina, not dealing with the present Gulf issues, even though the wording made it look like it was all connected.

  • 27615 Aug 18, 2010

    haha that's crazy...why?

  • commonsensical Aug 17, 2010

    Huh? Seriously - didn't prices go higher? As far as I know, there have been no restrictions to commercial fishing in NC due to the Gulf issues? NC shrimpers should have made out just fine.