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by Odwig, Sunday, March 01, 2020, 10:06 (97 days ago)

Good day. This may be a weird question. Our group is wondering where Zihuat gets its shrimp from. Farmed or wild. Any input is we,come. Thank you.

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by wisconsinjuan @, Sunday, March 01, 2020, 10:16 (97 days ago) @ Odwig

Mostly wild caught from the Gulf and frozen-still delicious

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, March 01, 2020, 10:59 (97 days ago) @ Odwig

Good day. This may be a weird question. Our group is wondering where Zihuat gets its shrimp from. Farmed or wild. Any input is we,come. Thank you.

Shrimp is not caught locally and it is not something I recommend ordering when we have so much FRESH SEAFOOD. Never mind the practices used by shrimpers that kill fish, turtles and dolphins.

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by mexicoman @, Zihuatanejo, Sunday, March 01, 2020, 12:13 (97 days ago) @ Odwig

Good day. This may be a weird question. Our group is wondering where Zihuat gets its shrimp from. Farmed or wild. Any input is we,come. Thank you.

We buy shrimp at the fish market on Kyoto - Pescaderia El Dorado. They normally have white shrimp from Matzalan. Flash frozen on the boat just like all the shrimp available in Miami, etc. I haven't seen pink Gulf shrimp here. That would be quite a haul cross country in a refrigerated truck.
We're 24 hours driving from the Gulf of Mexico.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, March 01, 2020, 12:25 (97 days ago) @ mexicoman

Mexico Man knows his shrimp!

The two significant landing ports for shrimp in Mexico are Mazatlan and Veracruz, with the majority coming from Mazatlan. They are typically frozen on the boats.

Rob is so right that our local seafood is what should be savored when you are here, but the shrimp is good too.

Our local source for the "non local" items (a few local items too) is PKS on the way to La Noria before you get to the Pemex. Huge selection of items.

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by Odwig, Sunday, March 01, 2020, 16:57 (97 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Thank you everyone. The local fish and seafood is certainly some of the freshest we have had. The shrimp question has been answered by some great information. Gracias.

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by Casa Juan @, Sunday, March 01, 2020, 21:16 (96 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I be wrong but I think there are some large aerated ponds in the north of Playa Larga where shrimp are being raised don't kn0w if they are in salt water or fresh.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Monday, March 02, 2020, 10:44 (96 days ago) @ Casa Juan

I know they raise Tilapia north of Ixtapa in the mountains. Was really surprised when Will us took up to see where a stream starts coming out of the mountain. The stream fed the tanks with the over flow of the last tank returning to the stream. Sad Will is not doing the tours any more.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, March 02, 2020, 11:59 (96 days ago) @ Casa Juan

There definitely are shrimp being maricultured in the San Blas area.

There are crawdads (crawfish, mud bugs) being maricultured in Lago Presa El Infiernillo on the way up the mountain to Patzcuaro.

There are oysters being seeded for pearls in San Carlos.

There are bound to be other critters being raised too.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Monday, March 02, 2020, 14:10 (96 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Will took us to a restaurant on the Ixtapa bypass that you selected your live fish that they cooked for you any way you wanted- great lunch thanks to Will.

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by Ironwood @, Monday, March 02, 2020, 17:35 (96 days ago) @ Talley Ho

There definitely are shrimp being maricultured in the San Blas area.

There are crawdads (crawfish, mud bugs) being maricultured in Lago Presa El Infiernillo on the way up the mountain to Patzcuaro.

There are oysters being seeded for pearls in San Carlos.

There are bound to be other critters being raised too.

"Maricultured". Interesting word, and no doubt technically and scientifically accurate. Much more palatable than, say, "shrimp farms", or "fish farms." Kinda like Albertans wanting the avoid the phrase "tar sands", preferring the more benign "oil sands".
I've been told that some (much?) of the shrimp sold here comes from shrimp farms in the Far East....Thailand or Vietnam. And that most of the shrimp caught in the Mazatlan area is exported to Japan, where it commands much higher prices. But those could just be rumours.

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by Quadra Paul @, Monday, March 02, 2020, 18:42 (95 days ago) @ Ironwood

I'm guessing rumours. The shrimp I've eaten in Zihua are definitely not from Asia!