Shrimp is the United States’ favorite seafood by a wide margin. Americans consume an average of 4.1 pounds of shrimp per person each year, dwarfing its closest competitor, canned tuna, of which 2.5 pounds per person is eaten annually. Most of the shrimp eaten in the United States is farm-raised overseas, but spot prawns from the Pacific Northwest, sweet winter shrimp from Maine, and brown, pink and white shrimp, all from the Gulf of Mexico, add to the variety of available product and ...

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