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Aug 6, 2010 06:35 AM

Would you eat gulf shrimp

I accidentally bought some from Freshdirect. I bought them because they were wild and when I got them I saw that they were from the Gulf. Thanks.

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  1. If I ate shrimp, absolutely I would.

    1. I won't eat shrimp from anywhere else.

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      1. re: Veggo

        Are you kidding? Wild Florida Gulf Shrimp vs farm raised Southeast Asia shrimp raised in water that is never tested, and where there is very little in the way of effective sewer systems........Hmmmmmm
        Actually the inspections of all Gulf Seafood is better than ever Federal, state and private research agencies are all testing shrimp, crabs, oysters, fin fish, etc. I just had some excellent Grouper this week!!!!!

        1. re: ospreycove

          But the question wasn't 'Is Gulf shrimp safer than Southeast Asian shrimp.' Or Chinese shrimp. Or shrimp from any other source.

        2. re: Veggo

          +1 to Veggo's comment.

          They need, and deserve, our support.

          1. re: Monch

            And it's not a sympathy thing, it is simply the best product. I am a bit of a wharf rat and I talk with the fishing and shrimp boat owners on the Florida gulf, and the areas they work are nowhere near the oil plume areas, likewise for the Apalachicola oyster beds and most or all of the Texas fishing and shrimping areas.

            1. re: Veggo

              We're heading there this weekend and I can't wait to go to Apalach for some oysters!

        3. I agree with everyone. The shrimp you have has passed the toughest inspection. Go a head and eat it.

          I haven't seen any seafood being pulled off the menu's here in Florida except for Oysters probably just being very very cautious on that one.

          1. Always have and always will, they are the best.