Shrimp Tales

  • How to Read Seafood Labels and Avoid Imported Shrimp

    When it comes to shopping for shrimp, especially during an international pandemic, it is now more important than ever to be sure that you are purchasing wild-caught American shrimp. However, due to the actions of various non-U.S. shrimp production companies, this process can be made more difficult than it sounds. As Wild American Shrimp has…

    Read More October 8, 2021
  • Shrimp School: How Shrimpers Actually Catch Wild-Caught Shrimp!

    For all of the shrimp that Americans eat (the average American consumes 4.1 pounds of shrimp per year) one might wonder: “How do shrimpers catch those delicious wild-caught shrimp?” What is surprising to many is that shrimp are an annual crop that is inherently sustainable. The shrimp that our members process are caught in the…

    Read More August 30, 2021
  • Top 10 Reasons to Buy Wild-Caught U.S. Shrimp vs. Farm-Raised Imported Shrimp

    Here at Wild American Shrimp, you may see us talking a lot about the virtues of our wild-caught, American shrimp — the tastiest shrimp in the world, all caught in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Ocean. But how do you know which shrimp to buy in the store or order in a restaurant…

    Read More August 27, 2021
  • How Does Your Grocery Store Differentiate Its Wild-Caught American Shrimp?

    Over the years, the American Shrimp Processors Association and Wild American Shrimp have encouraged consumers to look at the front and back of packages of shrimp in grocery stores. We want people to make sure they are buying wild-caught American shrimp and not imported, farm-raised shrimp. Some imported brands use Americanized brand names and package…

    Read More August 11, 2021
  • Buying Wild-Caught U.S. Shrimp Supports Sustainability

    We’ve talked in the past about the importance of always buying wild-caught American shrimp. From the benefits they have over farm-raised and imported shrimp to how buying wild and American means you’re supporting American workers to the significance of reading labels, we aim to make it easy for the eco-conscious consumer to buy shrimp from…

    Read More August 4, 2021
  • What Do Wild-Caught Shrimp Eat Compared with Imported, Farm-Raised Shrimp?

    With how much we love to savor the mouthwatering flavor of wild-caught American shrimp, it can leave one wondering what shrimp like to eat. Also, other than us humans, what animals love to eat shrimp just as much as we do? Pull up a chair at the dinner table, because it’s time for another lesson…

    Read More July 9, 2021
  • Buy Local. Buy Wild American Shrimp.

    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…

    Read More June 28, 2021
  • Top 10 Reasons to Buy Wild-Caught American Shrimp Over Farm-Raised, Imported Shrimp

    Here at Wild American Shrimp, you may see us talking a lot about the virtues of our wild-caught, American shrimp — the tastiest shrimp in the world, all caught in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Ocean. But how do you know which shrimp to buy in the store or order in a restaurant…

    Read More May 27, 2021
  • Dr. Oz Discusses All Things Shrimp

    On an episode of “The Dr. Oz Show,” Dr. Oz discussed various thoughts and issues revolving around shrimp, both American and imported, wild-caught and farm-raised. At the beginning of the episode, Dr. Oz and investigative team member Mara Shiavocampo broke down the drawbacks of imported shrimp. In India, there have been concerns over recent testing…

    Read More January 18, 2021
  • Do You Know Your Shrimp’s History?

    Americans ate 16.1 pounds of seafood on average in 2018, the most in nearly a decade. But how many of us know where our shrimp come from? Only wild-caught, American shrimp give you the succulent flavor that transports your mouth to a seaside resort – enriched from the sun-soaked nutrients of the Gulf of Mexico…

    Read More December 28, 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
  • Are These Shrimp Really Local? Falsely Labeled Seafood Coming Through North Carolina

    Seafood may be labeled as local from North Carolina, but often it actually comes from Asian ponds and arrives infused with harmful supplements, according to a new study. A third of the shrimp marked as harvested from North Carolina waters likely was farm raised in a foreign country with fewer laws and oversight, according to…

    Read More August 30, 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
  • 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
  • Increased Tariffs on Chinese Shrimp: What Is the Effect on Wild American Shrimp?

    As the Trump administration moves to significantly increase tariffs on imports from China, the impact on Wild American Shrimp appears to be negligible, the executive director of the American Shrimp Processors Association, Dr. David Veal, said Saturday. “While 90-94% of the shrimp consumed in the U.S. is imported, unlike many products, China’s share of the…

    Read More May 12, 2019