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Shrimp ladies hours

Reedsport, Oregon
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Shrimp ladies hours

Any idea what the hours are the shrimp ladies are available to purchase shrimp from?

Thanks

Mazatlán, Sin...
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From very early in the morning until they're out! That usually happens in the early afternoon.

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Quilcene, Washington
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We have found that although they are a little more expesive (or maybe not when you figure transportaion costs) the shrimp man that travels the beach every morning has a far better product than the shrimp ladies have.

I know some folks will argue & everyone has their opinion but having been in the seafood industry for over 40 years I know quality (or lack thereof)when I smell it.

If you do decide to buy them from the shrimp ladies, do it early in the morning & get them back to referigation ASAP.

Unless things have changed in the past couple years, the shrimp ladies store their shrimp in a water & ice slurry from the time they arrive until they are sold out, by early afternoon they may be good for a bisque but not much else in my opinion.

As a sidenote; I used to fish for crab, salmon & tuna out of Florence about 30 year ago.

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Birdman, Florence??? Florence where? Just curious, the 'auto link' pointed to Florence Italy.

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I've always received very good quality shrimp from the ladies. I always "shop" though and don't think they're all the same. I've seen some that looked pretty bad and would not buy.

Having been in the legal industry and had many, many cases pertaining to seafood on the western us coast for many years, I've heard it all, and I would question somebody hawking shrimp in a bucket in the sun than that on ice in the shade.

I'm sure the guy is good, but there is not a comparison, in my opinion.

BC Okanagan
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Im thinking Birdman is referring to Florence Oregon? Home of the Sand dunes? Great place!

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I'm with birdman on this one. I don't know where the shrimp ladies get their shrimp from these days. The old story is that they sold the "left-overs" from the nights catch, and was a way for ladies widowed from their fisherman husbands to earn a living. Nowadays they replenish their shrimp from frozen blocks - most of them anyway.

Not to say the shrimp isn't good, but it's variable.

On the other hand, we've always got excellent shrimp from the beach sellers - there are at least four of them at various spots - and they sell out pretty early in the day so there is no sitting out in the sun! Yes, the price is more, but for the guaranteed quality, and the zero transportation costs, it's absolutely worth it.

And to the lawyers out there, do you really think any of these people are going to sell bad shrimp to tourists, and kill the business instantly? It's been many years without incident.

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9. Re: Shrimp ladies hours

Shrimping season is generally Oct-June, depending on stocks.

Villa Union, Mexico
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The 2008 yearly commercial shrimp fishing 'closed season' veda (fishing ban) for both ocean shrimp fishing and onshore estero marsh lake shrimp fishing started on March 21st 2008;

…sagarpa.gob.mx/wb/cona/cona_07_de_abril_de_…

...and continued until Sept 4th through to Sept 23rd depending on the area, which marsh lake, etc;

www.el-universal.com.mx/notas/533550.html

Talking with several changuera shrimp ladies in both Mazatlan and Villa Union they all said that the shrimp that they sell this time of year comes from shrimp farms and is purchased in frozen 'maqueta' blocks from one of the 15 congeladoras (frozen fish and shrimp processors) in Maz.

Here's an informative article from Jan 19th this year from the local Maz newspaper Noroeste, about changueras;

www.noroeste.com.mx/publicaciones.php…

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