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We all love to eat Gulf shrimp. But did you know that 90 percent of the shrimp consumed in the U.S. is imported from shrimp farms in Asia? This has economic and environmental implications since foreign shrimp farms practice notoriously poor environmental management. Domestic wild shrimp, which constitutes only 10 percent of the shrimp consumed in the U.S. (and of that, 75 percent is from the Gulf of Mexico), is considered significantly more sustainable than imported farmed shrimp.
Sustainable seafood is a global issue, and one that impacts
Houstonians in a particular way since the Gulf of Mexico is in
Regina Pena, Owner and President of Philly Seafood, a long-time shrimping business in Texas, with her marketing director Brian Shernak, will discuss the science and sustainability of domestic wild shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy a free tasting of Gulf shrimp after the lecture!