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MMC
04-28-2012, 11:47 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) A big increase in reports of Asian tiger shrimp along the U.S. Southeast coast and in the Gulf of Mexico has federal biologists worried the species is encroaching on native species' territory.

Reports of tiger shrimp in U.S. waters rose from a few dozen a year 21 in 2008, 47 in 2009 and 32 in 2010 to 331 last year, from North Carolina to Texas.

And those are just the numbers reported to the government.

The increase "is the first indication that we may be undergoing a true invasion of Asian tiger shrimp," he said.

Subtle differences in the DNA can indicate whether they have meandered in on ocean currents from the Caribbean or West Africa, where tiger shrimp are farmed, arrived in ballast water of ocean-going ships, or have taken up housekeeping in U.S. waters.

FulleHe said it's also hard to predict their possible effects. r said she thinks ballast water is the least likely explanation because they're known to be in the wild in areas where they could drift to the United States and because the threat appears widely spread. A map shows most of the reports are from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas, with some in Florida and a few in Texas.

Freshwater invasive species have been well studied, but so far lionfish are the only known marine invasive species in U.S. waters, he said.....snip~

http://news.yahoo.com/us-tiger-shrimp-sightings-worry-scientists-222133451.html

They say these shrimps can be farmed and are edible.....but are not really part of the American diet. Whereas this species is more apt to be in the Caribbean or around Africa. Although one scientist brang up the issue of Hurricanes pushing these guys up to the US. Looks like this type of Shrimp eats other shrimp.

Captain Obvious
04-28-2012, 11:50 PM
Sounds like fast food should be able to take care of this issue.

Hell, if pink slime worked, why can't shrimp?

MMC
04-28-2012, 11:59 PM
I am not big on Shrimp myself.....or really any bottom-feeders. Who knows how these Shrimp taste. They say they are edible. But that doesnt mean it should be used for a food source enmasse here in the US. Plus like they said they will certainly go after the smaller brown and pink shrimps we are accustomed to.

Captain Obvious
04-29-2012, 12:01 AM
They're big?

Hell, there is a market I see. Has to be, doesn't matter what they taste like - people will eat anything if you market it right.

roadmaster
04-29-2012, 12:08 AM
I like steamed oysters on the half shell. Not raw, but with a little lemon they are great. Shrimp too, but try to stay away from fried foods, so I have them grilled. Don't like them eating our shrimp and something needs to be done.

MMC
04-29-2012, 12:14 AM
They're big?

Hell, there is a market I see. Has to be, doesn't matter what they taste like - people will eat anything if you market it right.

Yeah they were saying 11-13 inches long. May even have some bigger ones.

MMC
04-29-2012, 12:16 AM
I like steamed oysters on the half shell. Not raw, but with a little lemon they are great. Shrimp too, but try to stay away from fried foods, so I have them grilled. Don't like them eating our shrimp and something needs to be done.


Yeah I am not big on oysters either. They say they have been seen as far north as the Carolinas. So thats around your turf eh RM?

Captain Obvious
04-29-2012, 12:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09KL2HUXE6Q

MMC
04-29-2012, 12:22 AM
Cave shrimp is associated to Republicans.....right? :laugh:

Alias
04-29-2012, 11:31 AM
I ate a couple of those tiger shrimp years ago at a steak house in northern Idaho. Great food. Wolfe Lodge off I-90. A big wood fire in the middle of the resaurant where everything is cooked. The Idaho baked potato is as big as a football. The beef is from Nebraska. Wines from Idaho and Washington and Montana. Tiger shrimp from Indonesia. They were like lobsters.

MMC
04-29-2012, 02:21 PM
Do they tatse any different than the other Shrimp.....Alias?

MMC
04-30-2012, 08:47 PM
http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Ua2Bu6w6RjZwc5ZIyV.nyA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://l.yimg.com/os/152/2012/04/30/no-20120427-070025-432-2023801990-30965044-LARGE-jpg-171754-jpg_185050.jpg

Here is what one of those Asian Tiger Shrimp look like. They are calling them Cannibal Shrimp. Thats pretty decent size. Plus they say they have even bigger ones.

MMC
05-01-2012, 08:03 AM
Did any of you guys see the size of this Shrimp they are talking about?

Conley
05-01-2012, 08:12 AM
That thing is massive. I don't think I'd want to eat it. :laugh:

MMC
05-01-2012, 08:18 AM
Yeah it is a bit ugly too. Cmon lets try a couple of fresh ones. Prolly tatses like chicken. :tongue: :laugh:

Conley
05-01-2012, 08:20 AM
You first. :)

MMC
05-01-2012, 08:25 AM
You first. :)

Lets call Moe, erm I mean D. :grin: Woot woot woot nuckya nuck :wink:

Alias
05-01-2012, 10:26 AM
Do they tatse any different than the other Shrimp.....Alias?

Gee, that was 25 years ago so I don't remember exactly, although I knew I was eating a shrimp. They were grilled over a wood fire (I think they use alder and apple wood) and very tasty and huge. I guess we'll have to try some.