Shrimp Tales

  • 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
  • How Does Your Grocery Store Differentiate Their 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 23, 2019
  • 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 July 20, 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
  • Shrimp and the 4th of July: A Match Made in the U.S.A (with Videos)

    There’s something about grilled shrimp on a skewer, or a pot of shrimp boiled with corn, potatoes, sausage and seasonings, that goes hand in hand on the 4th of July. After all, what could be more American than to eat AMERICAN on the 4th!  Of course, this is especially true down here in the South...

    Read More July 4, 2019