Ore.'s once-tiny shrimp fishery now a big deal

 

NEWPORT – If you are looking for something to celebrate, try this. Friday is National Shrimp Day.

Why should you care?

For one thing, it’s the No. 2 fishery in Oregon, second only to our state crustacean, the Dungeness Crab. For another, shrimp is the most popular seafood in the country, a rating it’s held, according to NOAA every year since 2003.

Perhaps, even more importantly, the Oregon pink shrimp fishery was the first fishery in Oregon certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council and the first shrimp fishery anywhere dubbed sustainable.

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