Head On: Shrimping in the Lowcountry

It’s well-known now that the global shrimp trade is just an absolute mess, to say the least. Environmental destruction. A lack of health regulations. Slavery

It’s just an absolutely terrible situation, but there are some bright spots.  

I stumbled across this film and suddenly felt justified paying a bit more for local shrimp at my neighborhood hipster grocery. I realize these shrimpers are dragging nets and that's not ideal, but at least I’m supporting these gents and not some slave master. Plus, these local shrimp really do taste better, even if they require a bit more cleaning.

It you're looking for a fair shrimp choice, or any fish choice, check the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. And if you're looking for a great shrimp recipe, look no further than this: Yucatan Shrimp