OI research supports
growing shrimp industry
U.S. consumers represent the largest shrimp
market in the world, and consumer demand continues to grow
significantly each year. From 1998 to 2002, shrimp consumption
in the United State grew 25 percent, and per capita consumption
reached a record 3.7 pounds in 2002. In fact, U.S. consumers
now eat more shrimp than canned tuna!