Shrimp Tales

  • New Tool Helps Seafood Industry Identify NOAA Trade Requirements

    Content courtesy of NOAA NOAA’s trade monitoring programs help ensure imported seafood is caught and imported legally. They have launched a new seafood import export tool. NOAA Fisheries has launched a new online tool to help seafood traders easily identify our import and export monitoring requirements for their products. The Seafood Import and Export Tool walks users...

    Read More December 10, 2020
  • Do Restaurants in Your State Disclose Where Shrimp Are From?

    Louisiana Disclosure Law Enters Implementation Phase According to the Louisiana Lieutenant Governor’s office, the state had 51.3 million visitors in 2018. Combined with Louisiana’s 4.6 million residents, that’s over 55 million people who will likely eat out at least once this year in a Louisiana restaurant. Thanks to the passing of Louisiana House Bill 335...

    Read More December 7, 2020
  • We Couldn’t Have Said It Better Ourselves Arny Gollott III !

    Earlier today, Wild American Shrimp posted this post on our Facebook page comparing a shot from a previous Popeye’s shrimp commercial with a shot of their menu today, in Louisiana, which discloses (by law due to the new House Bill 335 legislation) that they are selling imported shrimp. The comments in support of Wild American...

    Read More September 5, 2019
  • Commercially Caught Wild American Shrimp From Gulf of Mexico Remain Safe to Eat

    Biloxi, Miss. July 8, 2019 – For the commercial wild-caught shrimp industry in the Gulf of Mexico, it’s business as usual. In spite of reports coming out of the Gulf of Mexico about a freshwater influx due to flooding in the Midwest, along with some resulting, close-to-shore algae blooms, commercial shrimp processors are reporting that...

    Read More July 12, 2019
  • Public-Private Summit Convenes in New Orleans to Comprehensively Address Challenges in Domestic Shrimp Industry

    New Orleans, Louisiana  July 10, 2019 – Members of the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA) participated in an industry summit on July 9, 2019 at the U.S. Customs House in New Orleans. They joined more than 20 U.S. government officials and members of the Louisiana Shrimp Association and the Southern Shrimp Alliance. The meeting was...

    Read More July 10, 2019
  • Shrimp and the 4th of July: A Match Made in the U.S.A (with Videos)

    There’s something about grilled shrimp on a skewer, or a pot of shrimp boiled with corn, potatoes, sausage and seasonings, that goes hand in hand on the 4th of July. After all, what could be more American than to eat AMERICAN on the 4th!  Of course, this is especially true down here in the South...

    Read More July 4, 2019
  • Louisiana Restaurants to Disclose Use of Foreign Shrimp and Crawfish

    House Bill 335 Passes Senate Unanimously, Moves to Governor for Signature Biloxi, Miss. May 29, 2019 – In a move to protect Louisiana consumers from “the health risks associated chemicals and residues in imported seafood,” the Louisiana Senate unanimously passed House Bill 335 (34-0) requiring restaurants to disclose whether they serve imported shrimp or crawfish....

    Read More May 29, 2019
  • ASPA WHITE PAPER: Restaurant Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is Necessary to Prevent Health Risks

    Downloadable PDF version linked here: ASPA COOL White Paper I.      INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW Americans are consuming more seafood than ever before. US per capita seafood consumption reached 16 pounds in 2017, the highest level since 2009.[1] The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently changed its Dietary Guidelines for Americans to recommend increases in seafood...

    Read More April 25, 2019