Tag Archives: imports

Say “No” to Slave Shrimp

The Thanksgiving-Xmas-NYE season, at our house as at many others, is marked by several traditional holiday foods, including shrimp. To procure the shrimp, we usually try to find the best price; shrimp, once a luxury good, now seems pretty much a commodity product. We used to buy shrimp based largely on cost. Lately, however, we’re scrutinizing labels more carefully and digging a little deeper in our pockets. click here to read the story 08:48

Video: Has America lost control of its seafood?

Despite having some of the longest coastlines of any country in the world, the United States imports 90% of the fish and seafood it eats.  Watch the video here 10:36

As the Brownsville Shrimp Fleet is blessed, Prices are plummeting

Andrea Hance , executive director of the Brownsville-based Texas Shrimp Association, said the blessing is especially welcome this season. “Unfortunately this year the shrimp prices, they’re starting to plummet,” she said. “It’s not going to be pleasant this year. What’s happened, the imports have shot up.” “shrimp prices are about $3 lower per pound than this time last year. That’s too big of a change. We had a boat that came in the other day that averaged $3.50 a pound. (Prices) plummeted because the big nationwide buyers, they have too much inventory. Right now imports are about as high as they’ve ever been.” Read the rest here 14:37

US imports more fish from Iceland than any other country,

“The US is the largest importer of haddock and farmed fish. In 2013 almost 60 percent of salmon and 40 percent of Arctic char was sent there,” Hlynur told RÚV. “I believe there are opportunities for salted fish. We have seen examples of that in Canada.” Read the rest here 09:27