Saturday, August 29, 2020

Shrimp Sold by Local Groceries - Economics 4

 

fig-01- Large size shrimp


We have several groceries in our neighborhood to sell fresh sea foods, caught by local fishermen:

- crabs

- shrimp

- fish

- mollusks


When we bought shrimp couple days ago, seller said that they come from Gulf of Mexico, American parts.


Shrimps from Gulf of Mexico have 3 different colors:

- white

- pink

- brown


fig-02- Small size shrimp


Shrimp prize depend on size (large, medium or small) or count (number of shrimp per pound):


- US$ 9.99 per pound for shrimp with 9 – 12 count.

- US$ 7.99 per pound for shrimp with 10 – 15 count.

- US$ 5.99 per pound for shrimp with 16 – 20 count


Fig-03- Medium size shrimp


Shrimp landing about 100 millions pound at previous years, but less than 30% in recent years. The size of shrimp getting smaller as well.


Less landing due to some factors such as:

- Lower fishing activities due to lower price of import shrimp

- Flooding rains from nearby river


Unfortunately, illegal import with lower quality such as using of antibiotic and certain chemical substances is increasing without control.


Law enforcement seem lack of resources to check illegal foreign shrimps. Thus, consumers need to rely on basic information before buying somethings.


It is important to know where our seafood come from and quality of what of food will we consume.


Buy local, help neighbors.

19 comments:

  1. ...as with many things, you have to be careful of what you are buying.

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  2. I love seafood. Today, we had pan fried white shell shrimps. Shrimps are not cheap.

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      Shrimp Sold by Local Groceries - Economics 4
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      fig-01- Large size shrimp

      We have several groceries in our neighborhood to sell fresh sea foods, caught by local fishermen:
      - crabs
      - shrimp
      - fish
      - mollusks

      When we bought shrimp couple days ago, seller said that they come from Gulf of Mexico, American parts.

      Shrimps from Gulf of Mexico have 3 different colors:
      - white
      - pink
      - brown

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  3. We buy local seafood or not al all.

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  4. Tanza, The only local seafood we have here in Tennessee is what you can catch or catfish. Local markets do carry fresh fish though... I just read an article about illegal fishing in the world's oceans. It was in Smithsonian Magazine and it focused on Antartic toothfish and how they are frequently sold in restaurants as sea bass. Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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      Shrimp Sold by Local Groceries - Economics 4
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      fig-02- Small size shrimp

      Shrimp prize depend on size (large, medium or small) or count (number of shrimp per pound):

      - US$ 9.99 per pound for shrimp with 9 – 12 count.
      - US$ 7.99 per pound for shrimp with 10 – 15 count.
      - US$ 5.99 per pound for shrimp with 16 – 20 count

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  5. We love shrimp. Here in Oregon, the only local ones are tiny salad shrimp. In Florida, we get big pink Shrimp from the gulf. Both kinds are good, but very different. I buy frozen fish often ...it is safe and good when local is not available.

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  6. Verissimo, sempre controllare la provenienza!

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  7. It's very hard to get fresh seafood where I live. I hear some places have it flown in. Awesome post.

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  8. It's important to be careful with these things

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  9. We have a fish store than sells fresh fish and other seafood.

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    1. Thanks -
      Shrimp Sold by Local Groceries - Economics 4
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      Fig-03- Medium size shrimp

      Shrimp landing about 100 millions pound at previous years, but less than 30% in recent years. The size of shrimp getting smaller as well.

      Less landing due to some factors such as:
      - Lower fishing activities due to lower price of import shrimp
      - Flooding rains from nearby river

      Unfortunately, illegal import with lower quality such as using of antibiotic and certain chemical substances is increasing without control.

      Law enforcement seem lack of resources to check illegal foreign shrimps. Thus, consumers need to rely on basic information before buying somethings.

      It is important to know where our seafood come from and quality of what of food will we consume.

      Buy local, help neighbors.

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  10. saya suka udang, tetapi disini banyak udang dimanfaatkan sebagai pakan ikan hias agar tumbuh warna yang merah bagus

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  11. I don't like this type of shrimp.
    Best regards Irma

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  12. Hello,

    It is best to buy from a fresh fish store, usually it cost much more too. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  13. We buy shrimo right off the shrimp boats after they come back from their shrimping excursion...can't get any fresher!

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  14. Those are some big shrimp. When I lived near Houston I bought shrimp from my neighbor. He and his brother had a shrimp boat so it was about as fresh as could be.

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      Shrimp Sold by Local Groceries - Economics 4
      -
      fig-01- Large size shrimp

      We have several groceries in our neighborhood to sell fresh sea foods, caught by local fishermen:
      - crabs
      - shrimp
      - fish
      - mollusks

      When we bought shrimp couple days ago, seller said that they come from Gulf of Mexico, American parts.

      Shrimps from Gulf of Mexico have 3 different colors:
      - white
      - pink
      - brown

      Delete

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