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Know Your Shrimp

Discussion in 'Shrimping Chatter = Anything To Do With Shrimping' started by keep it reel, Mar 24, 2017.


  1. keep it reel

    keep it reel Lieutenant Commander
    Thread Started By

    Is this wild caught or farm raised???
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    This is an easy way to know what you're eating
     
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  2. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

    This is a Summer White Shrimp

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  3. Love2Fish

    Love2Fish Petty Officer

    Wild...Farm raised the tail is different. Not going to say how so others can test their shrimp knowledge.
     
  4. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

    Indian River Red Shrimp

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  5. paleoman

    paleoman Petty Officer

    Honestly, no clue. But now you're gonna make me go look it up! Did not know this tidbit.
     
  6. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

    Hoppers/Pinks– Look for a slightly red/dark spot on very middle of the shrimp abdomen.

    Whites– There should be a tinge of green and yellow on the tail end of the shrimp.

    Royal Reds- These are pretty easy to recognize, they are a full bright red.

    Browns– These are probably the most difficult to place since they don’t have any real defining traits aside from having a brown hue (that varies depending where they are caught).

    Rock- These would be the only shrimp with a hard shell, they are pretty recognizable.

    Farm Raised Shrimp

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  7. keep it reel

    keep it reel Lieutenant Commander
    Thread Started By

    You're correct, it is wild caught. Let's see if the members know how to recognize the differences between them.
    These are the kinds of things I think about while driving around the state. Hmmm. I need a hobby
     
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  8. Love2Fish

    Love2Fish Petty Officer

    Did you figure it out yet?
     
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  9. keep it reel

    keep it reel Lieutenant Commander
    Thread Started By

    WOW!! This is all the comments on this subject??
     
  10. mkyota1

    mkyota1 First Mate

    No idea but look forward to learning. I did a quick search and came up empty.
     
  11. AL KEARCE

    AL KEARCE Mate

    I really have NO idea but please inlighten me. I just figure if he's in my net he is a CAUGHT shrimp.:)
     
  12. keep it reel

    keep it reel Lieutenant Commander
    Thread Started By

    The tail you see in the picture is wild caught. You can tell by the shape of the tail. It's nice and round.
    A farm raised shrimp has bite marks out of the tail from being in such close proximity to other shrimp.
    Next time you order shrimp and they have the tails still on takealook and you'll know what you're eating.
     
  13. AL KEARCE

    AL KEARCE Mate

    That is very intersting,and good to know. Thanks I learned another tidbit.
     
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  14. lobsterman

    lobsterman Seaman Recruit

    Ok, So I have not had shrimp other caught out of the river for years.
     
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  15. TrainTL

    TrainTL Pirate

    Good info I didn't know the difference but they sure taste different
     
  16. gatorfleas

    gatorfleas Junior Member

    So what difference does it make about the tails...are u sayin there is farm raised in the rivers?
     
  17. keep it reel

    keep it reel Lieutenant Commander
    Thread Started By

    No, I'm saying the difference between the two. If you buy shrimp from publix or a seafood shop you will know the difference.
     
  18. Otter

    Otter Greenhorn


    Great information, I have only caught whites that I know of. Are the diff types have different habits? Or all caught about the same ways?
     
  19. keep it reel

    keep it reel Lieutenant Commander
    Thread Started By

    Winter shrimp run at night for the most part and run out on the tides up in the water column unlike the summer whites that are there on the bottom in clusters or schools during the day. You'll also see a lot of large white shrimp being caught during the winter months along with the browns/reds
     
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  20. slimjim

    slimjim Deckhand

    Thanks for the info. But like Les, I have only had shrimp that I caught . after having the " real stuff" the store bought one just don't taste as good.
     

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