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texas  shrimp association:
Reflecting on the past with an uncertain future

Presented by andrea hance

Tuesday, September 20
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Houston Maritime Museum


The Texas Shrimping industry is one of the most regulated, complex, dangerous, and misconstrued industries in the world. It is a fascinating story of pure resilience, hard work, and the sheer will of families, determined to carry on a Texas tradition. Join us on September 20 to hear Andrea Hance, Executive Director of the Texas Shrimp Association, speak about this important industry and the issues it encounters, from environmental topics to related laws and safety regulations. 

Andrea Hance is the Executive Director of Texas Shrimp Association, a non-profit organization formed in 1950 whose primary goal is to protect and grow the Texas Gulf Shrimp industry. The organization not only promotes gulf shrimp, but deals with a broad array of issues related to this industry, including crew safety, environmental topics, gear enhancement, crew training, labeling laws, and import issues. The Texas Shrimp Association works closely with the Coast Guard, TPWD, NMFS, NOAA, Sea Grant, Go Texan, and several coastal organizations to stay abreast of new or changing regulations.

Ms. Hance also serves on the Department of Agriculture Shrimp Advisory Panel and the Texas Sea Grant Advisory Panel. She has a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Texas Tech University, and along with her husband, she owns and manages two fishing vessels. 

Watch the archived lecture below.

Special thanks to Frost Bank for sponsoring the hmm industry lecture series.