Meet the Garcias: Owners of America’s Largest Family-Owned Fleet

The Garcia family of Palacios, Texas were profiled in Producing Excellence, a Farm Credit publication that shares compelling stories of American farmers and ranchers. The Garcias have the largest family-owned fleet in the United States, with 30 shrimp producing vessels between Edward Garcia, Sr. and his four sons. In addition to catching shrimp, Edward’s daughter, Regina Pena operates the family’s own marketing company, Philly Seafood, that sells their product through retailers and distributors throughout the country.

Read the full article here.

You can read more about the Garcias in a Septemebr 6, 2011 Victoria Advocate article by Diana Wray found at:

http://www.tapmecontest.org/entries/assets/AAA_10_Victoria_Shrimpers3.pdf

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