The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA), a coalition of US Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishermen and processors, is asking for help from US lawmakers in curtailing government-funded marketing efforts it says support imported seafood over domestic seafood.

"NOAA should not use US tax dollars to promote the consumption of seafood imports that devastate America’s fishing communities," the organization said in a recent monthly report to its members.

In the report, SSA specifically calls out US-based Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP), a nonprofit that has spearheaded several national seafood promotional campaigns, touting fish and shellfish as part of a healthy lifestyle.