Shrimp Tales

  • Shrimp: Delicious for over 450 million years

    May 2, 2019

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY BY AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Decapods, 10-legged crustaceans broadly categorized into shrimp, lobsters, and crabs, are a globally important food source worth billions of dollars. But the animals in this order, which contains more than 15,000 living species and 3,000 extinct ones, are also ecologically... Read More

  • No wetlands, no seafood

    April 26, 2019

    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

  • ASPA WHITE PAPER: Restaurant Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is Necessary to Prevent Health Risks

    April 25, 2019

    Downloadable PDF version linked here: ASPA COOL White Paper I.      INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW Americans are consuming more seafood than ever before. US per capita seafood consumption reached 16 pounds in 2017, the highest level since 2009.[1] The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently changed its Dietary Guidelines for Americans to recommend increases in seafood... Read More

  • Shrimp containing antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in Canadian grocery stores

    March 18, 2019

    A Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Marketplace investigation has found worrying levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria on imported shrimp bought at major grocery stores across Canada. Global demand for shrimp has exploded in recent decades, worth an estimated $39 billion U.S. and growing. Canada alone imports about $700 million in shrimp every year, with the majority of it coming from countries... Read More

  • U.S. Dept. of Labor ‘Sweat & Toil’ app shows four countries using child labor, forced labor in shrimp production

    March 14, 2019

    Child labor, forced labor and child forced labor are used in at least four countries that supply imported shrimp to the U.S., according to an app created by the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor’s app “Sweat & Toil: Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking Around the World” provides a comprehensive... Read More

  • Meatless during Lent? Shrimp make the difference

    March 8, 2019

    Lent has begun, and until Easter (April 21 this year), many Christians around the world will be abstaining from meat. If meat normally is a significant part of your diet, that sacrifice might seem especially difficult to maintain. But Wild American Shrimp can make a delicious difference. Seafood dishes, especially those featuring shrimp, are quick... Read More