What kind of shrimp should I eat?
We encourage you to seek out local, wild shrimp. Look for shrimp from the coasts of Maine, the Carolinas, the west coast and the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, nearly 90% of the shrimp eaten in the U.S. is imported and most likely farm raised from countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, and Honduras. Furthermore, wild U.S. shrimpers, especially from the Gulf of Mexico are struggling to keep afloat, due to the flood of cheap imported farm raised shrimp. In the U.S., new inland shrimp farms are popping up with the goal to be organic.
Who are the top producers of farmed shrimp?
China, Ecuador, Mexico, Thailand, and Vietnam
Who are the top importers of farmed shrimp?
United States, Japan, and the European Union