The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reports that 80 percent of fisheries are depleted, overfished, or recovering from depletion. Furthermore, poor fish farming practices are polluting our oceans and altering the ecosystem. With both population and seafood popularity on the rise, it’s more vital than ever that sustainable fishing practices are followed. In order to ensure wild-caught seafood will be available for generations to come, steps towards protection must be taken and fish farmers must be held accountable to more sustainable practices.
At Anna Marie Shrimp, we are committed to not only sustainable fishing but also remaining an industry leader in sustainable standards. We work alongside organizations like the Ocean Conservancy to reduce bycatch in an industry that traditionally catches four pounds of bycatch for every pound of shrimp. "If there are fish, we move out. Most fishermen want to catch good clean shrimp, because it's both sustainable and a lot less work since they don't have to sort through piles of fish to pick out shrimp,” explains owner Lance Nacio. Anna Marie Shrimp proudly boasts a 20% reduction of bycatch through careful and intentional fishing practices.