Shrimp boats docked at Eagle Point Fishing Camp unload only the freshest Galveston Bay shrimp. What makes shrimp fresh, you ask? And what makes the Eagle Point Process different than the typical grocer? Keep reading.
The Shrimp You Purchase at Most Grocery Stores
In Eagle Point Fishing Camp's opinion, farm-raised shrimp is a big NO when other options are available to you. Purchasing farm-raised shrimp supports human trafficking, slave labor, and environmental pollution. Along with that, the shrimp usually contains hormones, chemicals, and antibiotics just in case they are caught during an inspection entering the United States. Reports indicate only 2% of shrimp imported is actually inspected.
The process of getting wild caught shrimp from the water to your plate at dinner is quite arduous if you purchase from the typical grocery store. When most shrimp boats are out on the bay, they catch the shrimp, and then the shrimp are often placed in coolers, vats, or product holes. After the shrimp are caught and frozen, boats stay out on the water for days or even weeks. Some also choose to dip the shrimp in sodium bisulfate to help preserve the shrimp during this process. Once they finally dock their boats, they unload the shrimp and marine products and weigh them at a wholesaler on the water. If the wholesaler isn't on the water, the shrimp is usually loaded and transported by truck to the wholesaler processing center and unloaded again. At this point, some locations will defrost the shrimp to weigh the shrimp and re-freeze the shrimp. Finally, the shrimp is loaded on a truck to the grocery store, unloaded again and then defrosted and placed in the case at the seafood counter for purchase. That's a lot of stops and temperature changes before arriving on your plate!
The Galveston Bay Shrimp at Eagle Point Fishing Camp
Eagle Point Fishing Camp prides themselves on purchasing the freshest of Galveston Bay shrimp for their customers. Instead of multiple stops, temperature changes or added preservatives before arriving on your plate, it's a fast and streamlined process with Eagle Point Fishing Camp. The shrimp boats Eagle Point Fishing Camp purchases shrimp from leave the dock and return in the same day. Then, Eagle Point Fishing Camp examines the shrimp, chooses quality shrimp, and purchases shrimp directly off the boat the same day it's caught. It's available for purchase fresh that day heads on or off, or the shrimp will be de-headed, washed, placed in containers the same day and frozen in their freshest and naturally caught state. You can taste the difference!
Order Your Galveston Bay Shrimp from Eagle Point Fishing Camp
Galveston Bay shrimp only migrate once a year. During that time, Eagle Point Fishing Camp purchases as much as they can from the shrimp boats for their customers.