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Catfish group 'stunned' by report from GAO, White House

INDIANOLA — Catfish Farmers of America (CFA) are disputing a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Obama Administration that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) catfish inspections are a “duplicative program” and should be eliminated. “Catfish Farmers of America is stunned by the misinformation recently distributed by the GAO and White House regarding USDA catfish inspections,” said ...

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Import duties on Vietnamese catfish come after years of price haggling

Catfish producers in Mississippi and elsewhere in the South notched a key victory last week with a Commerce Department decision to put duties on frozen catfish fillets exported from Vietnam. The Commerce Department ruling marks a reversal of several years of refusing to place tariffs on government-subsidized Vietnamese pangasius catfish imported to the United States and sold at prices well ...

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Cochran supporting Commerce's decision on imported fish

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is welcoming a U.S. Department of Commerce antidumping decision that he says will give farm-raised catfish producers in Mississippi and the nation “some relief from unfair, low-priced foreign imports.” Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez late last week informed Cochran that the U.S. Department of Commerce had completed its latest antidumping ...

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Federal officials investigating subsidized shrimp imports

GULF OF MEXICO — The U.S. Commerce Department says it is investigating subsidies in seven nations for frozen warmwater shrimp. Gulf of Mexico shrimp processors had asked for the investigation of subsidized imports from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. “We continue to believe that the long-term survival of the entire Gulf shrimp community is at stake with ...

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Commissioners hire firm to find new port director

GULFPORT — A firm has been hired to search for a new director for the Port of Gulfport. The Sun Herald reports the port’s Board of Commissioners voted to hire Boyden Global Executive Search to find a new director. Commissioner John Rester said Boyden has conducted the previous four executive searches for the port and specializes in maritime executives. Boyden ...

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Port commissioner resigns; term ran through 2015

GULFPORT — State port commissioner Frances Turnage has resigned from the five-member board. Commission president Jim Simpson tells the Sun Herald that Turnage emailed late Friday about her resignation. Simpson says she has retired from Mississippi Power and intends to relocate to be nearer her grandchildren. She will no longer be living in Harrison County. Simpson said he understands the ...

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Construction show/mission to be held in Caribbean

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) invites Mississippi businesses to participate in a building/construction exposition and business development mission from March 1-7, 2013, in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The event will connect Mississippi firms in the building and construction industry with business opportunities in these three Caribbean markets. During the trip, participating Mississippi businesses will meet ...

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Diplomat urges businesses to explore Great White North

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and a Canadian diplomat are urging Mississippi’s business community to look north for trading opportunities. Stephen Brereton, Canada’s consul general in Atlanta, spoke before the Mississippi Economic Council yesterday at its annual Hobnob event in Jackson. The Canadian ambassador to the United States, Gary Doer, had been scheduled to attend. But he was unable to ...

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Board cannot decide whether to continue raising state port

GULFPORT — The state port’s five-member board has set a third special meeting because members were unable to decide in two previous sessions whether the port should continue elevation of the West Pier from 10 feet to 25 feet above sea level. Commissioner Jim Simpson told The Sun Herald port consultants indicated tenants will evacuate for hurricanes even if the ...

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Canadian ambassador to 'Hobnob' this week

JACKSON — The Canadian ambassador to the United States will be in Mississippi on Wednesday. The Clarion-Ledger reports Gary Doer is a special guest at Wednesday’s Mississippi Hobnob 2012, an annual event hosted by the Mississippi Economic Council, the state’s chamber of commerce. Canadian Consul General Stephen Brereton will also be a special guest. Hundreds of state government and business ...

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