I am able to buy fresh Carolina and sometimes Gulf 16-20s here just about all year. All the other shrimp in the case have been previously frozen. [V]
Don’t be fooled!
When I lived in Pensacola, a friend of mine worked in a seafood processing facility and he told me that 99% of the seafood that goes to “Inland” markets is frozen. Shipping it fresh is cost prohibitive. They only do that for high end restaurants.
Markets thaw it out before they put it in the case and call it fresh.
Fresh seafood from the Gulf or even Carolina would not be “Fresh” by the time it got to Ohio unless they put it on a plane and then the price skyrockets.
Unless you live near the coast and can get it shortly after its caught, seafood that’s not frozen will only stay fresh about 24 hours.
With modern flash freezing techniques, you’re better off buying frozen and thawing it at home.
It’s fresher than “Fresh”
I sure miss going down to the docks on Saturday morning and buying shrimp and seafood right off the boats that come in from a good night of fishing.
We’re going to Pensacola in April and ‘ll be eating seafood morning, noon & night for 6 days![:p][:o)][:o)]