Shrimp Tales

  • 2019 ASPA Chef of the Year Nominations

    Wild American Shrimp®, the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA)’s marketing program for wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic Shrimp, announces a call for nominations for 2019 Chef of the Year. Out of 38 Chef Advocates who represent Wild American Shrimp®, only one can be named the “Admiral of Advocacy” for ASPA each year. To be named Chef...

    Read More September 10, 2019
  • Member Spotlight: David Chauvin’s Seafood Company

    Built on the commitment of blood, sweat and tears, David and Kim Chauvin are the visionaries behind the three businesses that serve as David Chauvin Seafood Company. The main offices opened in 2010 in Dulac, Louisiana, which also houses the tours run by the Chauvins called Down The Bayou Shrimp Tours. Right down the road...

    Read More September 5, 2019
  • U.S. Rejects Indian Shrimp at WTO

    Original article published by The Hindu Business Line | December 25, 2018  By Amiti Sen India has raised concerns over the increase in rejection of shrimp shipments from the country by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) owing to its “stringent’’ testing requirements and has asked Washington to address the problem. New Delhi, in...

    Read More December 26, 2018
  • Tenney Flynn Announced as Wild American Shrimp® Chef of the Year 2018

    The second annual “Chef of the Year” Award presented by  Wild American Shrimp®, the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA)’s marketing program for wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic Shrimp, was awarded on Friday, October 19, 2018, to Chef Tenney Flynn, Chef/Owner of GW Fins in New Orleans, Louisiana. Chef Flynn will reign for the next year as...

    Read More October 22, 2018
  • Tenney Flynn Chosen as Finalist in Wild American Shrimp Chef of the Year Competition

    Chef of the Year Finalist: Tenney Flynn Chef Tenney Flynn is Chef/Owner of GW Fins in New Orleans. He regularly speaks to the media through interviews and cooking demonstrations to stress the importance of using American wild-caught shrimp. Flynn has become known as one of the country’s foremost seafood experts, as well as a vocal enthusiast...

    Read More October 19, 2018
  • Michael DiBuono Chosen as Finalist in Wild American Shrimp Chef of the Year Competition

    Chef of the Year Finalist: Michael DiBuono Chef Michael DiBuono is Executive Chef/Owner of Sea Level Oyster House in Cleveland, Mississippi. He is an avid supporter of Wild American Shrimp through social media and representing Wild American Shrimp in culinary competitions in which he competes, such as the World Seafood Championship. He recently opened his...

    Read More October 18, 2018
  • Austin Sumrall Chosen as Finalist in Wild American Shrimp Chef of the Year Competition

    Chef of the Year Finalist: Austin Sumrall Chef Austin Sumrall is Chef/Owner of White Pillars in Biloxi, Mississippi. He is extremely passionate about everything farm-to-table, local & seasonal ingredients. Gulf seafood is an utmost importance due to his restaurant being ON the Gulf. When interviewed, Chef Sumrall openly advocates for the importance of wild-caught seafood and...

    Read More October 18, 2018
  • James Aptakin Chosen as Finalist in Wild American Shrimp Chef of the Year Competition

    Chef of the Year Finalist: James Aptakin Chef James Aptakin is Chef/Owner of Layers of Flavor Catering Company based in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is an avid supporter of Wild American Shrimp and has continued his advocacy efforts since his recent addition to the Wild American Shrimp Chef Advocate team earlier this year. He is a...

    Read More October 18, 2018
  • David Guas Chosen as Finalist in Wild American Shrimp Chef of the Year Competition

    Chef of the Year Finalist: David Guas Chef David Guas is Chef/Owner of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery in Arlington, Virginia and Lil’ B Coffee & Eatery in Washington, D.C. Chef Guas is a passionate believer that Wild American Shrimp simply tastes better – satisfying sweet and plump, with more flavor. He is a longtime...

    Read More October 17, 2018
  • Salt at San Roc Cay is Big Fan of Wild-Caught, Gulf Shrimp

    We love when chefs and restaurants alike advocate for the superior quality and great taste of Wild American Shrimp. The latest of these is SALT at San Roc Cay in Orange Beach, Alabama. SALT is an avid supporter of Alabama seafood and considers itself to be a “community-to-table” restaurant. The restaurant embodies the essence of...

    Read More October 9, 2018
  • American Shrimp Processors Association Supports Wicker-Coons IUU Legislation Combatting Seafood Fraud

    Caption: From left to right: VADM (ret) Michael T. Franken, United States Navy; RADM Meredith L. Austin, United States Coast Guard; American Shrimp Processors Association Executive Director, Dr. David Veal, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE); and Director of Stimson Center’s Environmental Security Program, Sally Yozell at the recent co-hosted a panel briefing on Capitol Hill on the...

    Read More September 18, 2018
  • New, Food Truck Styled Seafood Distribution Company Launches in West Virginia

    Dock to Table, a new “food truck” styled, wild-caught seafood distribution company, will launch in West Virginia this Friday, Aug. 31, with the goal of providing customers in the surrounding area with the freshest, unprepared seafood available. Since shrimp are the most consumed seafood in the U.S., the company will feature Wild American Shrimp as...

    Read More August 28, 2018
  • Top Seafood Chefs Join Wild American Shrimp®

    Wild American Shrimp®, the American Shrimp Processors Association’s marketing program for wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic Shrimp, announces the addition of three new Chef Advocates to its Chef Advocacy Program: Chef Ryan Nelson of Late Harvest Kitchen and North End Barbecue and Moonshine, Indianapolis, Ind., Chef Brody Olive of Voyager’s at Perdido Beach Resort, Gulf Shores, Ala. and Chef Simon Brown of Seafood R’evolution, Jackson, Miss. Chef...

    Read More July 12, 2018
  • Gulf Senators Again Assist Shrimp Sector

    On June 14, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the Commerce Justice Science funding bill for fiscal year 2019 (FY19). Within that bill were several measures to assist the shrimp sector. First, the CJS Subcommittee provided $1.4 million in implementation monies for the transition of shrimp to the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP). Shrimp is included...

    Read More June 19, 2018
  • Senator Vows to Help Shrimpers

    Original Article by Julia Arenstam, Staff Writer, Houma Today/Daily Comet – June 8, 2018 U.S. Sen. John Kennedy told hundreds of shrimpers today that nobody is working harder than him to address the issues they’re facing. Within the next two weeks, the Louisiana Republican said he plans to introduce a bill that will require more...

    Read More June 12, 2018
  • Why Seafood is Essential to a Healthy Diet

    Original article by: Seafood Health Facts, a joint project by the Universities of Oregon State, Cornell, Delaware, Rhode Island, Florida, and California, and the Community Seafood Initiative. Making Smart Choices Balancing the Benefits and Risks of Seafood Consumption Resources for Healthcare Providers and Consumers General Information for Healthcare Professionals  This resource for professionals provides an overview...

    Read More May 23, 2018