Catch up with Alabama's Wild Seafood

Tide to Table

Total 2012 Alabama Shrimp landings

18,151 thousand pounds

total 2012 Alabama shrimp landings revenue

$38,856 thousand dollars

Data from the US Department of Commerce Report "Fisheries Economics of the United States 2012"

release by NOAA Feb 2014

How to Select Shrimp - Choose shrimp that have a mild scent, are firm with a uniform color throughout. Fresh wild caught shrimp can be kept in the coldest part of your refrigerator for up to 2 days. Once cooked it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Frozen shrimp should not be stored in the freezer no longer than 6 months.

White Shrimp have a firm texture with a sweet, light flavor. They are found in brackish bayous and estuaries with low salinity. white shrimp feed on crustaceans and seaweed,which enriches their flavor and strengthens their shells. They account for about 35% of the domestic catch and grow to 8 inches in length.

Brown Shrimp, or Brownies are they are commonly referred to, are found along the salt marshes and mud bottoms where they feed on nutrient rich kelp. This gives them a robust flavor, mild salty taste and firm dense meat. They are mostly caught in the summer months and typically account for about 55% of the domestic catch. Males reach 7 inches in length while females reach 9 inches in length.

Pink Shrimp packed with a lot of flavor as the largest of gulf shrimp.  Found along the northern Gulf Coast and are sometimes a yellowish pink color. They have light pink shells with a pearl-like texture and a distinguishing dot on the head. They are tender and sweet and are the largest Gulf species, reaching 11 inches in length.

Royal Reds are found in the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico; they have a unique taste and a deep ruby color that you won't find in any other Gulf shrimp. Royal Reds grow 6 to 7 inches in length.

Do you know your Alabama Shrimp?

Plump, Delicious Alabama Wild Shrimp From Gulf of Mexico Waters Make Every Dish a Special Treat.  Foreign Shrimp Flavor Just Comes Up SHORT!!

Alabama Shrimp

​A proud heritage for the families who catch them, the families who sell them and for the rest of us who just like to eat them!

In the case of Alabama Wild Shrimp, one of the best reasons is because it just tastes better. But the tradition of these premium Alabama Wild Shrimp has faced some jumbo-sized threats, like an excess of underprices pond prawns and foreign imports.

People who know their seafood would rather eat Alabama domestic shrimp. The grass beds, bays and gulf waters of Alabama are the perfect place for your favorite shrimp to grow to perfection, from white and brown shrimp to pink and royal reds.

Alabama Wild Shrimp are low in saturated fat and rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and D. Each three-ounce serving of Alabama Wild Shrimp contains 500 mg of omega-s fatty acids. 

Catch up with Alabama's Wild Seafood