Shrimp Tales

  • 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
  • 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 June 25, 2021
  • Eat Wild American Shrimp To Avoid Unknown Substances In Some Imported Shrimp

    First, the good news. When American consumers use wild-caught American shrimp – whether they’re in a piping hot bowl of gumbo or placed over a bed of tasty pasta – they can be assured that those shrimp were caught responsibly and are free from harmful substances. They are caught by American shrimpers in the warm,…

    Read More June 4, 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
  • 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 May 6, 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 April 30, 2021
  • Celebrate the Sustainability of Shrimp This Earth Day

    Happy Earth Day from Wild American Shrimp! Earth Day is an annual movement where people around the world demonstrate their support for environmental protection and the future of our planet by taking action to help nature through practices such as recycling or cleaning up litter. The idea is for these good habits to last for…

    Read More April 22, 2021
  • No Wetlands, No Seafood

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY NATIONAL FISHERMAN BY MORTY GASKILL AND RYAN BETHEA APRIL 23, 2019 Commercial fishermen are used to overcoming challenges. Whether it’s extreme weather events or a changing market and regulations, we work hard and adapt to carve out a living for our families. We represent a new generation of fishermen that depends…

    Read More April 26, 2019
  • 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