USDA to buy up to USD 25 million of wild-caught shrimp

U.S. shrimp

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is purchasing up to USD 25 million (EUR 25.1 million) of Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic wild shrimp, U.S. Representative Garret Graves (R-Louisiana) said in a press release.

Graves said the move will provide relief to Louisiana’s shrimp industry, which has faced several recent hardships: Hurricane Ida and other natural disasters, repeated openings of the Bonnet Carre Spillway, unfair trade practices, illegal dumping of chemicals, inflation, higher fuel prices, and supply-chain issues.

“We are not giving up on Louisiana’s seafood industry – the largest supplier in the country and the economic engine of many areas along our coast,” Graves said ... 

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