NMFS taking comments on proposed farm-raised shrimp program
WASHINGTON, D.C. — There’s still time for those with an interest in federal shrimp regulations to comment on a proposal to create a traceability program for farm-raised shrimp.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service is accepting public comments on a proposed regulation to implement a traceability program for U.S. aquacultured (farmed) shrimp and abalone, establishing reporting requirements comparable to those required for imported seafood products under the Seafood Import Monitoring Program.
Congress has directed the Secretary of Commerce to establish this domestic traceability program by Monday, Dec. 31. Comments are due by Monday.