National Seafood Month: Meet Captain Ricky Brown

October is National Seafood Month, which is a good time to remind ourselves that we have many LOCAL fisherman who strive to keep us fed with delicious seafood.

Below, you will see a Facebook picture and post about Captain Rickey Brown of Pascagoula. I wanted to introduce you to Captain Brown because he is an advocate for Wild Caught American Shrimp. 

I love shrimp. I was raised to consume shrimp in every way humanly possible, and I always enjoy finding new ways to eat shrimp. My favorite way, like many people on the coast, is fried shrimp. 

I encourage you to heed the advice of Captain Brown. He urges you to ask where your shrimp comes from, and that is because pf the way foreign shrimp is produced.

Why should you ask where your shrimp comes from? Just Google "dangers of foreign shrimp" and look at what pops up.

According to GoodHousekeeping.com , imported foreign shrimp, more than any other seafood, has been found to be contaminated with banned chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics. and even cockroaches, salmonella and rat hair! And only 2 percent of the imported shrimp ends up inspected by our government agencies.

So- look for Wild Caught American Shrimp. And look below to meet Captain Ricky Brown. 

 

For more info about local fisherman and the coastal seafood industry, visit the Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United website HERE


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