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Petitioning Texas Shrimp Association Texas Shrimp Association and 2 others

Still have time to voice YOUR need for a small percent of RESTORE funds to promote seafood

As the Executive Director of TSA, I took over this organization 3 years ago with a determination to lead and grow the voice of the Texas shrimping industry by educating consumers and law makers about the injustices that have been bestowed upon our fishermen, their families, and possibly more importantly, the consumers- who are unknowingly consuming imported farm raised shrimp, most including banned chemicals and unfit for human consumption. Texas can argue that we were possibly more affected by the BP spill than any other state - considering we fish approximately 40-50% of the time in Louisiana/Mississippi waters and not able to assist in the clean up effort which compensated local shrimpers. OUR REPUTATION is still tarnished but yet we are the ONLY gulf state that did NOT receive 1 penny to assist with any type of PR/marketing for our seafood.  Not to mention TEXAS lands more shrimp than any other state and our shrimp are the most valuable in the U.S.

TSA IS FRONT AND CENTER ON THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:

TED Compliance, Bycatch Reduction, Environmental issues, Safety regulations (we are the most dangerous job in the US), Government regulations (we are the 7th most regulated industry behind the airline industry), and overall training for the crew on any environmental, sustainable, and safety efforts.  TDA and TSA work seamlessly together, therefore you can't justify funding one organization without the other - this would kill any promotional/marketing efforts we have planned moving forward.  Just look at our history together.  WE DO NOT COMPETE BUT MERELY COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER TO A LEVEL THAT IS ENVIED BY OTHER GULF STATES. Let's face it,marketing and PR won't save this industry - we need boots on the ground along side TDA. This glimmer of hope for our industry will quickly fade away if we depend on stickers, posters, and radio ads (however we DO need this collateral to compliment TSA's efforts).  PLEASE CONSIDER WHAT TDA AND TSA HAS ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED BEFORE KILLING ANY POTENTIAL FUNDING FOR TSA. OUR SHRIMPERS DESERVE THIS!!!!!  Sincerely,  Andrea Hance

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    Texas Shrimp Association
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    Lisa Magee.


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