Wild American Shrimp Announces Call for 2020 Chef of the Year Nominations

Wild American Shrimp®, the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA)’s marketing program for wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic Shrimp, announces a call for nominations for 2020 Chef of the Year. Out of 40 Chef Advocates who represent Wild American Shrimp®, only one can be named the “Admiral of Advocacy” for ASPA each year.

David Guas Announced as 2019 Wild American Shrimp Chef of the Year

In the third year of annual award, Wild American Shrimp®, the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA)’s marketing program for wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic Shrimp, named Chef David Guas, Chef/Owner of Bayou Bakery Coffee Bar & Eatery in Arlington, Virginia, as its 2019 Chef of the Year.

2019 ASPA Chef of the Year Call for Nominations

Wild American Shrimp®, the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA)’s marketing program for wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic Shrimp, announces a call for nominations for 2019 Chef of the Year. Out of 38 Chef Advocates who represent Wild American Shrimp®, only one can be named the “Admiral of Advocacy” for ASPA each year.

Commercially Caught Wild American Shrimp From Gulf of Mexico Remain Safe to Eat

“The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) is continuing to test water and fish samples to ensure seafood safety in Mississippi waters,” said MDMR Executive Director Joe Spraggins. “MDMR is advising fishermen to avoid catching seafood in waters where algae is present. Thus far, the water samples tested by MDMR and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have not shown toxin levels high enough to warrant concern for consumption of local seafood.”

Public-Private Summit Convenes in New Orleans to Comprehensively Address Challenges in Domestic Shrimp Industry

Members of the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA) participated in an industry summit on July 9, 2019 at the U.S. Customs House in New Orleans. They joined more than 20 U.S. government officials and members of the Louisiana Shrimp Association and the Southern Shrimp Alliance.