Oceana Advocate Learns About Shrimping

The author of the tumblr blog, “The Institute of Appropriate Priorities” took a sabbatical from a job at Oceana to do a roadtrip to visit America’s busiest ports and to travel abroad. In visiting productive fisheries, he spent a good amount of time learning about the U.S. shrimp industry firsthand.

The blog includes a short profile of Craig Wallis:

http://appropriatepriorities.tumblr.com/post/23166366958/palacios-tx-here-today-tomorrow

A post reporting meeting with Gary Graham and Patrick Riley:

http://appropriatepriorities.tumblr.com/post/23121218515/fighting-for-the-future-of-shrimping

A bit on Charles Burnell:

http://appropriatepriorities.tumblr.com/post/23112206509/brownsville-tx-weathering-the-storm

Photos of Safe Harbor:

http://appropriatepriorities.tumblr.com/post/24487819173/mayport-fl

One of Geechie Seafood in Shem Creek:

http://appropriatepriorities.tumblr.com/post/24124357515/early-morning-at-the-geechee-dock-shem-creek-mt

Backyard shrimp boats in Dulac:

http://appropriatepriorities.tumblr.com/post/23059850368/backyard-boats-of-dulac-and-chauvin-la-unlike

Palacios fleet:

http://appropriatepriorities.tumblr.com/post/22817130446/palacios-tx-port-self-proclaimed-shrimp-capital

A sampling of nets:

http://appropriatepriorities.tumblr.com/post/23057444239/a-sampling-of-nets-from-texas-to-louisiana

 

Some time with Kim & David Chauvin:

http://appropriatepriorities.tumblr.com/post/23239740661/shrimping-cajun-style

 “David talks a little intensely about the distributors who have been known to mix foreign imports in with their domestic purchases when the domestic supply is down, in order to hold down the prices they pay US shrimpers. After some well-publicized busts involving DNA testing, the demand for US shrimp skyrocketed, and by 2009 the price was at $1 a pound for mediums. Now post-BP it’s at $0.60. David made more money 10 years ago shrimping than today, even though there’s only one third the boats. We talk about pushing for country of origin labeling for restaurants, and maybe Oceana doing some DNA testing on shrimp. David shakes his head at the power of the other NRA—the National Restaurant Association.”

And several videos:

http://appropriatepriorities.tumblr.com/post/23249561059/lunch-houma-dinner-new-orleans

 

http://appropriatepriorities.tumblr.com/post/23239804923/unloading-shrimp-captain-nelson-has-been

 

http://appropriatepriorities.tumblr.com/post/23059211231/unloading-shrimp-at-david-chauvins-seafood

Filed Under