Shrimp Tales

  • Food Bank Recipients Voice Appreciation of Shrimp from USDA-Wild-Caught Shrimp Program

    We recently shared the story linked here of how, in 2020, the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) partnered up for a historic $25 million purchase of wild-caught American shrimp. In total, food banks in 190 U.S. cities received shrimp (as shown in the interactive map below), which were…

    Read More June 28, 2021
  • American Shrimp Processors Association Partners with USDA Again to Provide Shrimp to Food Banks Nationwide

    A drive-thru food donation organized by Feeding the Gulf Coast.   In 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) purchased $25.14 million of wild-caught domestic shrimp processed by small businesses and members of the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA). When USDA invited bids for its first-ever shrimp commodity purchase, the domestic shrimp industry heeded the…

    Read More June 3, 2021
  • Monte Sheffield Named 2020 Wild American Shrimp® Chef of the Year

    October 30, 2020, BILOXI, Mississippi – Wild American Shrimp®, the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA)’s marketing program for wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic Shrimp, has named Chef Monte Sheffield, Chef/Owner of Palmer’s Restaurant Bar & Courtyard in San Marcos, Texas, as its 2020 Chef of the Year. Chef Sheffield will reign for the next year as…

    Read More October 30, 2020
  • Americans Will Soon Receive Wild American Shrimp From Food Banks Through USDA Program

    Several American Shrimp Processors Association/Wild American Shrimp member companies are currently packaging and shipping delicious, wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic shrimp destined for food banks and drive-thru food pantries across America. The shrimp are being provided through the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.  The orders are part of a $30 million purchase of wild-caught USA shrimp…

    Read More October 6, 2020