Buy Local. Buy Wild American Shrimp.



June 28, 2021

From the United States’ highest mountains to the beaches on all of our coasts, buying local means buying American.

The COVID-19 pandemic left Americans wondering where they could go to get quality food for their families and who they could trust to provide it to them. Many grocery stores found it hard to keep typical meat products in stock. But through it all, our Wild American Shrimp were and still are available in freezers. Now, they’re even back in reopening restaurants.

Over the past several years, our nation has become far too reliant on imports from foreign countries – especially shrimp – and now more than ever, we should turn to sources we know and trust. Imported shrimp are often either farm-raised or caught through otherwise unethical means, while our Wild American Shrimp are harvested the old-fashioned way and under the regulation of the U.S. government to make sure our supply is sustainable while also taking care of the environment from which they are caught. Our shrimp will never have antibiotics or known carcinogens known to be used in shrimp farming.

Wild American Shrimp Recipes - Grilled Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp in chimichurri marinade

Right now, we have an abundance of our wild-caught, American shrimp in stores and restaurants today for the American public, with even more behind them as retailers need them. And the great thing about Wild American Shrimp is that they are naturally healthy and better for you than many other sources of protein. They are low in fat and can help increase the levels of good cholesterol, are a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and are great for your skin among many other benefits.

In order to heal from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever, we as a nation need to support each other, and we urge you to do so by shopping local and buying American shrimp: caught by American shrimpers and processed by American companies who have been working in the business with their families for generations. These businesses depend on consumers like you to help support their ability to keep fishing for and processing this great resource from American waters.

Our processors are shipping shrimp to grocery stores throughout America to support our country’s need for sources of protein that can be cooked at home and last longer frozen while still maintaining their delicious flavor. In fact, our shrimp can last up to two years and still taste good in a home freezer kept at standard home freezer temperatures.

Restaurants that have been either shut down or selling take-out and delivery services are putting shrimp on their menus. Don’t forget to always ask for American shrimp.

And if you’re cooking at home with your wild-caught, American shrimp, feel free to check out one of the many recipes available on our Recipes Page, including Shrimp Pasta, Shrimp and Cheese Grits, Quick Mississippi Shrimp Creole and many, many more.

If you want some interesting reading, our website americanshrimp.com is full of history and great information about the American shrimp industry, its hardworking people and heritage.

In these tough times, your fellow Americans are counting on you to Buy local. Buy Wild American Shrimp.