Pacific promotes Oregon shrimp

By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 30, 2009

Pacific Seafood Group is promoting Oregon pink shrimp on the eve of the state's fishery, which opens 1 April and runs through 31 October.

"Oregon pink shrimp is consistently in demand, and we're committed to ensuring consumers can find high quality product year round," Frank Dulcich, the Clackamas, Ore., company's president and CEO, said in a press release on Tuesday. "We're looking forward to a successful season."

This year's harvest is expected to be a productive one. Last year, landings topped 25.5 million pounds (11.6 million kilograms), a six-year high.

"It will be an excellent grade, and there will be no shortage of good product available," Brad Pettinger, director of the Oregon Trawl Commission, told SeafoodSource in February.

In late 2007, Oregon pink shrimp became the world's first shrimp fishery and 25th overall to receive the Marine Stewardship Council eco-label, certifying the harvest as well managed and sustainable.

Pacific Seafood has posted recipes for fresh pink shrimp and other seafood items on its Web site, www.pacseafood.com.

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