Florida State Researchers Develop Rapid Test for Determining Shrimp Species

The menu says “Gulf shrimp,” but what does that mean? It should indicate that the shrimp you are about to eat are wild-caught out of the Gulf of Mexico, but at some restaurants this description might only mean that the shrimp were pulled out of ponds with water that feeds into the Gulf of Tonkin. While the bland tasteless profile […]

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EPA Approves Undersea Dispersants, Ignores U.S. Fisheries Concerns

Tarpon Springs, Fla.—The decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow undersea use of chemical dispersants further endangers the already beleaguered commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Southern Shrimp Alliance, which represents the U.S. warmwater shrimp industry. “The EPA’s decision to allow the use of undersea dispersants on the BP oil spill requires environmental and […]

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