Shrimp Tales

  • The Future of Shrimping: What’s New in Conservation Gear?

    Editor’s Note: As a part of the wild-caught shrimp industry’s ongoing efforts to support and sustain the U.S. shrimp fishery, below is an article, from North Carolina Sea Grant addressing just one of the many efforts supported by the industry to address sustainability. Original article by: Sara Mirabilio, Fisheries Specialist, North Carolina Sea Grant | May 10,...

    Read More May 16, 2018
  • World Seafood Champion James Aptakin Joins Wild American Shrimp®

    Wild American Shrimp®, the American Shrimp Processors Association’s marketing program for wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic Shrimp, has added former World Seafood Champion Chef James Aptakin as its latest Chef Advocate. Aptakin makes a great addition to the Wild American Shrimp team, bringing South American exotic flavors mixed with California flair and Pan-Asian-Hawaiian fusion to...

    Read More April 27, 2018
  • U.S. House Passes Authorization to Include Shrimp in Seafood Import Monitoring Program

      Expected to Pass Senate and Become Law After President Signs Tomorrow   Biloxi, Miss. March 22, 2018 – Today, the US House of Representatives passed the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill to fund the federal government through September 30, 2018. The House Bill is expected to pass the U.S. Senate and become law after the...

    Read More March 22, 2018
  • Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Says U.S. Deficit in Seafood Is A “Pet Peeve”

    March 21, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross was quoted in Inside U.S. Trade and Politico today. “ROSS KEEPS THINKING ABOUT THAT SEAFOOD TRADE DEFICIT.” Ross said one of his “pet peeves” continues to be the fact that the U.S. has a trade deficit in seafood. “I hate the idea that with all the waters surrounding...

    Read More March 21, 2018
  • If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the WFC Kitchen

    by Elizabeth Adams On Thursday, November 9, I had the opportunity to attend the World Food Championships. The competition is separated into different ingredient or food categories from bacon and steak, to seafood, BBQ, and even dessert! Wild American Shrimp sponsored team Layers of Flavor lead by Executive Chefs James Aptakin of the Turtle Bay...

    Read More November 10, 2017
  • Both Sides of the Coin: Part Two

    October is National Seafood Month, when we celebrate the wonder that is seafood. It’s also an appropriate time to continue what I started in a previous post, Both Sides of the Coin Part 1. Do you remember how I started this? I wanted to shed light on the differences between farmed, imported shrimp* and wild-caught,...

    Read More November 3, 2017
  • Any Port in a Storm

    When I started this post, it was about Harvey’s aftermath. Now, nine days later, Irma has come and gone. On aggregate, the storms dumped about 40 TRILLION gallons of water on the US – an incomprehensively large number that represents the magnitude of record-obliteration by these two storms. Texas is only just beginning to deal...

    Read More September 18, 2017
  • Both Sides of the Coin: Part One

    I had a hard time writing this. What usually takes a few hours instead took days because it’s a tough topic, and I’m trying hard not to be biased. I’m also splitting this into two separate posts, because there’s a lot to discuss. Here goes. Wild shrimp versus farmed, imported shrimp: what are the differences?...

    Read More July 7, 2017
  • Fishing is the Heart of National Shrimp Day

    Fishing: a thing that’s been happening as long as there’s been an ocean. The human love affair with fishing dates back at least 130,000 years, but for the sake of brevity, I’m going to fast forward a bit. Because May 10 is National Shrimp Day, it’s the perfect time for a retrospective on the history...

    Read More May 9, 2017
  • Mother’s Day Brunch with a Punch!

    Wild American Shrimp will delight mothers this Mother’s Day Mother’s Day weekend is one of the busiest for restaurants that feature a brunch menu. Reservations can be difficult to come by, and the restaurants are packed. This year, treat mothers to something a little different and make a brunch fit for the queen that she...

    Read More May 3, 2017
  • The Young Processing Heir: An Interview

    In a previous post, I pulled back the curtain on the Wizards of Shrimp—the processors, those shadowy figures whose alchemy keeps fresh seafood fresh and available to the most landlocked of locales. I got on the horn with a friend of mine who’s a wiz in the biz and elbow-deep in shrimp, its history and...

    Read More April 6, 2017
  • The Premium Proteins: Shrimp, Steak, & Salmon

    A few years ago when I was really broke, I took a freelance job writing a Paleo diet book. Note that I am not a dietitian. The bar for these assignments is pretty low. For the uninitiated, a Paleo diet is all about eating protein and veggies. The bright side to that dark, dark time...

    Read More March 24, 2017
  • An American Shrimp Valentine’s Day Recipe

    Tired of the long lines, hours of waiting, or the hassle of making reservations? Skip the struggle and stay home for Valentine’s Day! The perfect way to celebrate V-Day this year is to prepare a romantic meal involving Wild American Shrimp. Because of the high amounts of iodine, shrimp proves to be an aphrodisiac of...

    Read More February 13, 2017
  • The Unsung Heroes

    You’re in the car. Catchy-yet-unintelligible song comes on. You don’t know the words. It doesn’t matter! You belt out, something something! Heart beat…something…automotive!…Mmmm… I! Decline! IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT! Seafood is kind of like that, too. Ocean…something something… boat, person…la la… FISH IS ON MY PLATE!  There are a...

    Read More January 23, 2017
  • Chef Advocate Q&A: Tenney Flynn of GW Fins

    Chef Tenney Flynn, AKA the Fishmonger Czar of the Gulf Region is seriously fun, and scarily talented. He’s the co-owner of GW Fins and has won too many accolades to list. Most recently, TripAdvisor awarded GW Fins a spot on the Top 25 Best of US Restaurants list and they claim first place out of...

    Read More December 13, 2016
  • Seabugs

    The parents next to me were telling their son he was about to get a real treat: his first-ever shrimp! Heads and shell-on, of course. As soon as the plate arrived, the kid took a look at his meal and yelled, “MOM WHY DO I HAVE TO EAT BUGS?” Fair point well made, little man....

    Read More November 14, 2016