After shrimping the Gulf of Mexico for over 40 years, you can be assured of one thing: we know shrimp. We pride ourselves on providing the freshest shrimp possible to our customers.
Sustainable. Traceable. Responsible.
Galveston Shrimp Company leads the industry in standards of traceability and sustainability. Meaning we can track the shrimp on your plate to the vessel it was brought in on, giving the highest level of transparency possible as to where our shrimp is sourced. All of these measures are in place to promote safe and sustainable shrimping, ensuring our impact on sealife provides a healthy harvest for future generations.
Gulf White Shrimp (Litopenaeus Setiferus)
White shrimp use the bay during late spring, summer, and fall to support a large harvesting area along the upper coast and near-shore water off the Gulf Beaches. They stay in bays longer and reach a larger size than brown shrimp and go to the Gulf as bays cool in the early fall. Identification of Gulf White shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus) will have on line (or ridge) on the top of the shell.
Gulf Brown Shrimp (Farfantepenaeus Aztecus)
Brown Shrimp, harvested in coastal bays and at night in the Gulf, account for 80 percent of the Texas catch. The young shrimp use the bays during the spring, and begin entering the Gulf late May or early June. If growth is fast they may leave the bays earlier, this sometimes occurs after a warm winter. For identification purposes the Gulf Brown Shrimp (Penaaeus aztecus), there are three ridges along the back but the outer two ridges are bowed.
Gulf Pink Shrimp (Farfantepenaeus Duorarum)
Pink shrimp are found from southern Chesapeake Bay to the Florida Keys and around the coast of the Gulf of Mexico to the Yucatan south of Cabo Catoche, Mexico. They’re most abundant off southwestern Florida and the southeastern Gulf of Campeche. They are caught year-round but tend to be most abundant during the winter and spring. These shrimp are tender and mild with sweet-tasting flesh in their tails. Identified as Gulf Pink Shrimp (Penaeus duorarum)