1) California Market Squid, Monterey
Pink shrimp are harvested by trawl. Oregon’s pink shrimp fishery is among the most sustainable because it is meticulously managed annually using season and size restrictions. Shrimping is open from April 1 to October 31 each year. The season parameters are set to nearly eliminate interference with the shrimp’s reproductive season which typically occurs from November to March. Oregon shrimpers are also required to deliver shrimp that average 160 per pound or larger (lower count) to allow juvenile shrimp to mature to full size.
These shrimp come cooked, cleaned and ready to eat, and I recommend enjoying with your favorite dipping sauce, such as this Mustard-Lime Sauce.
You can also add the shrimp to any dish, but be sure to add it only at the very last minute because it is already cooked.
Your Weekly Seafood News Briefing
Not Just a Boys’ Club: Women Hooking Into Fishing Industry. “Around the world, the dangerous work of hauling in the catch at sea is overwhelmingly performed by men. But if you expand the definition of fishing to include processors and marketers of seafood, workers in small-scale and artisanal fisheries, and collectors of clams and other shellfish, women account for a substantial part of the global industry.”
Congressman Huffman Seeks to Provide $140 Million to Fishing Fleets. “After Congress chose not to include millions in disaster relief funds for West Coast fishing fleets in its newest spending bill this week, 2nd District Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced he is contributing to two bills on Wednesday that would provide $140 million to struggling California fishermen.”
Op-Ed: China Wants Fish, So Africa Goes Hungry. “The Chinese government is basically snatching fish out of the nets of poor fishermen in Africa in order to keep fish on plates in China. A new study published by the journal Frontiers in Marine Science says that most Chinese ships are so large that they scoop up as many fish in a week as Senegalese boats catch in a year, costing West African economies some $2 billion.”
Enjoy your seafood this week!