Shrimp Tales

  • 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
  • World Seafood Champion James Aptakin Joins Wild American Shrimp®

    Wild American Shrimp®, the American Shrimp Processors Association’s marketing program for wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic Shrimp, has added former World Seafood Champion Chef James Aptakin as its latest Chef Advocate. Aptakin makes a great addition to the Wild American Shrimp team, bringing South American exotic flavors mixed with California flair and Pan-Asian-Hawaiian fusion to...

    Read More April 27, 2018
  • U.S. House Passes Authorization to Include Shrimp in Seafood Import Monitoring Program

      Expected to Pass Senate and Become Law After President Signs Tomorrow   Biloxi, Miss. March 22, 2018 – Today, the US House of Representatives passed the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill to fund the federal government through September 30, 2018. The House Bill is expected to pass the U.S. Senate and become law after the...

    Read More March 22, 2018
  • Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Says U.S. Deficit in Seafood Is A “Pet Peeve”

    March 21, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross was quoted in Inside U.S. Trade and Politico today. “ROSS KEEPS THINKING ABOUT THAT SEAFOOD TRADE DEFICIT.” Ross said one of his “pet peeves” continues to be the fact that the U.S. has a trade deficit in seafood. “I hate the idea that with all the waters surrounding...

    Read More March 21, 2018
  • Are You Addicted to Fresh Food?

    Frozen foods have always seemed like the food of last resort. There’s a desperation to it. People who have their stuff together buy fresh food to use in their Barefoot Contessa recipes, and they go to the gym every day, and promptly pick up their dry cleaning, and have adorable Goldendoodle puppies named Barney. Fresh...

    Read More January 31, 2018
  • If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the WFC Kitchen

    by Elizabeth Adams On Thursday, November 9, I had the opportunity to attend the World Food Championships. The competition is separated into different ingredient or food categories from bacon and steak, to seafood, BBQ, and even dessert! Wild American Shrimp sponsored team Layers of Flavor lead by Executive Chefs James Aptakin of the Turtle Bay...

    Read More November 10, 2017