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2013-08-16 10:09:23 PM
secretvortex.com
 
2013-08-16 10:16:36 PM
oh yeah well the Whore Store called and they're running out of your mom!
 
2013-08-16 10:22:57 PM
Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs,shrimp creole,shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp,coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that's about it.
 
2013-08-16 10:23:40 PM
Guif coast shrimp are better anyway.  Well they were before the BP oil.  OH MY GOD WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF SHRIMP!
 
2013-08-16 11:46:33 PM
Shrimpim' ain't easy
 
2013-08-17 12:13:47 AM
www.foodrepublic.com

/obscure?
 
2013-08-17 12:19:11 AM
Six posts in and no skrimps.jpg?

For shame, Fark! For shame.
 
2013-08-17 12:56:18 AM

BafflerMeal: Guif coast shrimp are better anyway.  Well they were before the BP oil.  OH MY GOD WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF SHRIMP!


I only buy gulf coast shrimp when I'm shopping.  When I go out I'm at the mercy of whatever the restaurant buys I suppose.

For the supposed glut of lobsters and record low prices, you sure wouldn't notice it here in FL.  Supposedly the wholesale price is below $2 per pound in NE, why the hell does it have a more than a tenfold increase before it gets down here?  It shouldn't cost that much to ship the damn things.

Attention enterprising Maine businessmen - find a way to ship lobsters direct to consumers in FL for $6/lbs or less and I'll eat lobster every damn day of the week.  I love lobster, it's the best meat on the planet, I just don't have the income to justify it at over $20/lbs like it currently goes for.
 
2013-08-17 01:30:25 AM

calbert: /obscure?


The obvious store called, and they're running out of you.
 
2013-08-17 03:07:05 AM
Red lobster called - they're running out of all you can eat shrimp! Send more!

/the only thing that place does well are those damn biscuits.
 
2013-08-17 03:07:28 AM
i269.photobucket.com

/Better hurry!
 
2013-08-17 03:07:59 AM
I slept with your dead mom!
 
2013-08-17 03:08:37 AM

TuteTibiImperes: BafflerMeal: Guif coast shrimp are better anyway.  Well they were before the BP oil.  OH MY GOD WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF SHRIMP!

I only buy gulf coast shrimp when I'm shopping.  When I go out I'm at the mercy of whatever the restaurant buys I suppose.

For the supposed glut of lobsters and record low prices, you sure wouldn't notice it here in FL.  Supposedly the wholesale price is below $2 per pound in NE, why the hell does it have a more than a tenfold increase before it gets down here?  It shouldn't cost that much to ship the damn things.

Attention enterprising Maine businessmen - find a way to ship lobsters direct to consumers in FL for $6/lbs or less and I'll eat lobster every damn day of the week.  I love lobster, it's the best meat on the planet, I just don't have the income to justify it at over $20/lbs like it currently goes for.


I'm sure they can just Teleport it right into your fridge.
 
2013-08-17 03:09:34 AM
Just saw this in the article...

"according to a report from Rabobank analysts titled "Shrimp in a crimp."

The pic I posted is even more relevant gurrl!
 
2013-08-17 03:18:12 AM

Linkster: TuteTibiImperes: BafflerMeal: Guif coast shrimp are better anyway.  Well they were before the BP oil.  OH MY GOD WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF SHRIMP!

I only buy gulf coast shrimp when I'm shopping.  When I go out I'm at the mercy of whatever the restaurant buys I suppose.

For the supposed glut of lobsters and record low prices, you sure wouldn't notice it here in FL.  Supposedly the wholesale price is below $2 per pound in NE, why the hell does it have a more than a tenfold increase before it gets down here?  It shouldn't cost that much to ship the damn things.

Attention enterprising Maine businessmen - find a way to ship lobsters direct to consumers in FL for $6/lbs or less and I'll eat lobster every damn day of the week.  I love lobster, it's the best meat on the planet, I just don't have the income to justify it at over $20/lbs like it currently goes for.

I'm sure they can just Teleport it right into your fridge.


I'm willing to accept there are costs in middle men and transport, but an over tenfold difference between wholesale and retail?  That seems excessive to me.  You'd think there would be lobstermen looking to get some extra income for themselves by shipping direct.
 
2013-08-17 03:18:27 AM
sphotos-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net

This image, taken from my eye level, indicates that the shrimp have all moved inland.
 
2013-08-17 03:21:32 AM

TuteTibiImperes: BafflerMeal: Guif coast shrimp are better anyway.  Well they were before the BP oil.  OH MY GOD WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF SHRIMP!

I only buy gulf coast shrimp when I'm shopping.  When I go out I'm at the mercy of whatever the restaurant buys I suppose.

For the supposed glut of lobsters and record low prices, you sure wouldn't notice it here in FL.  Supposedly the wholesale price is below $2 per pound in NE, why the hell does it have a more than a tenfold increase before it gets down here?  It shouldn't cost that much to ship the damn things.

Attention enterprising Maine businessmen - find a way to ship lobsters direct to consumers in FL for $6/lbs or less and I'll eat lobster every damn day of the week.  I love lobster, it's the best meat on the planet, I just don't have the income to justify it at over $20/lbs like it currently goes for.


Their is also supply and demand. They are already settling as much as they can at the current prices.
 
2013-08-17 03:26:38 AM

shtychkn: TuteTibiImperes: BafflerMeal: Guif coast shrimp are better anyway.  Well they were before the BP oil.  OH MY GOD WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF SHRIMP!

I only buy gulf coast shrimp when I'm shopping.  When I go out I'm at the mercy of whatever the restaurant buys I suppose.

For the supposed glut of lobsters and record low prices, you sure wouldn't notice it here in FL.  Supposedly the wholesale price is below $2 per pound in NE, why the hell does it have a more than a tenfold increase before it gets down here?  It shouldn't cost that much to ship the damn things.

Attention enterprising Maine businessmen - find a way to ship lobsters direct to consumers in FL for $6/lbs or less and I'll eat lobster every damn day of the week.  I love lobster, it's the best meat on the planet, I just don't have the income to justify it at over $20/lbs like it currently goes for.

Their is also supply and demand. They are already settling as much as they can at the current prices.


And they're complaining that the prices are at record lows due to historically record high supply (lobster, not shrimp).  That would seem to indicate there's a way to find new market channels that allow for the lobstermen to get higher prices for their catch while giving consumers outside of New England lower prices on lobster - lobster sales go up, the lobstermen make more money per sale, the consumers get lower prices, everyone wins.
 
2013-08-17 03:31:27 AM

TuteTibiImperes: I'm willing to accept there are costs in middle men and transport, but an over tenfold difference between wholesale and retail? That seems excessive to me. You'd think there would be lobstermen looking to get some extra income for themselves by shipping direct.


Frozen 6oz Maine Lobster Tails are like $5 here (W AZ). Seems to me you have kind of a ST. TAX on Competing Seafood.  Try to find someone in Maine, willing to ship you your choice of lobster and compare it to the store.

Might open your eyes.
 
2013-08-17 03:33:37 AM
The ocean called?

24.media.tumblr.com


Hello, yes this is Ocean....

www.noproblemmac.com
 
2013-08-17 03:34:18 AM
yafh.com

/fun background gag from Cartoon Network's Sym-Bionic Titan
 
2013-08-17 03:35:20 AM
Free free to have all of mine since I'm allergic to shellfish and fish
 
2013-08-17 03:35:24 AM
telovations.files.wordpress.com
It's their fault.
 
2013-08-17 03:50:28 AM
I watched a documentary about this exact thing.

Basically, we would need to fish X amount for the next 30 or 40 years, or so, for the world fisheries to recover.

The UN set world wide quotas at 2X per year; citing the need for 3 world country growth. What we actually fish is 8X. Yeah; the world fishes 8 times the amount needed for a recovery.

/ we are SOOOO screwed
 
2013-08-17 03:51:14 AM
Yeah? Well I just had sex with your wife!
 
2013-08-17 03:55:44 AM

Yes this is dog: Yeah? Well I just had sex with your wife!


Uh, dog.. his wife is in a coma.
 
2013-08-17 03:59:15 AM
Ok, so, how can we get shrimp to fark more?
 
2013-08-17 04:06:01 AM
If you're prone to bashing Asian producers every time a food-related shock hits the market, take a few seconds to choke up on your blunt object of choice before swinging away.


Why?  It doesn't really say that their farming methods aren't causing the EMS (Early Mortality Syndrome).
 
2013-08-17 04:16:19 AM
Shrimp,

then what am I going to throw on me barbie?
guess I'll just have to use king prawns and mudcrab.
 
2013-08-17 04:22:15 AM
i.imgur.com

Shrimp... running.
 
2013-08-17 04:31:00 AM

evil saltine: Yes this is dog: Yeah? Well I just had sex with your wife!

Uh, dog.. his wife is in a coma.


Yeah? Well the bed broke!

You're beat, Subby! You just screwed yourself!
 
2013-08-17 04:35:45 AM
Is nobody else confused by this?

FTFA:"White shrimp price are closing in on $6 a pound, according to an Urner Barry Index. That's up 56% from a year ago and is creating an "acute shrimp shortage" -- the worst of its kind since the beginning of industrial shrimp farming..."

So prices determine supply?  I thought it was the other way around.
 
2013-08-17 04:55:55 AM
The awesome store called, they're running out of me.
 
2013-08-17 04:59:32 AM
1497: "Fish enough to feed the kindgom until the end of time." John Cabot, on Newfoundland
1992: Near total collapse of the cod stock (1% return on previous year's levels), moratorium closes the cod fishery in Canada

So now it's Shrimp starting to vanish, and then whats next? We're already eating fish that 20 years were considered foul and not really edible, unless you were  Brazilian-poor.

/Relevant historical minute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=261-NYB7Sko
 
2013-08-17 05:09:59 AM

Hiro-ACiD: unless you were  Brazilian-poor.


Brazilian poor? Meaning, no hair to spare?
 
2013-08-17 05:41:49 AM

TuteTibiImperes: And they're complaining that the prices are at record lows due to historically record high supply (lobster, not shrimp).  That would seem to indicate there's a way to find new market channels that allow for the lobstermen to get higher prices for their catch while giving consumers outside of New England lower prices on lobster - lobster sales go up, the lobstermen make more money per sale, the consumers get lower prices, everyone wins.


In a way - you are right. Lower priced lobster is good for , well, everyone except for lobsterfisherfolks.
They still have to set traps and fish em out.And that costs them gas an crew m0ney .  I will be honest- I do not have some magical fix idea. I , however, unlike many, will think about how to fix that over the weekend. Please share your own suggestion ( s ) . You never know what might come out .
 
2013-08-17 06:32:54 AM
I just got back from Florida - I'M SORRY!!! I didn't know!
 
2013-08-17 06:49:40 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Linkster: TuteTibiImperes: BafflerMeal: Guif coast shrimp are better anyway.  Well they were before the BP oil.  OH MY GOD WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF SHRIMP!

I only buy gulf coast shrimp when I'm shopping.  When I go out I'm at the mercy of whatever the restaurant buys I suppose.

For the supposed glut of lobsters and record low prices, you sure wouldn't notice it here in FL.  Supposedly the wholesale price is below $2 per pound in NE, why the hell does it have a more than a tenfold increase before it gets down here?  It shouldn't cost that much to ship the damn things.

Attention enterprising Maine businessmen - find a way to ship lobsters direct to consumers in FL for $6/lbs or less and I'll eat lobster every damn day of the week.  I love lobster, it's the best meat on the planet, I just don't have the income to justify it at over $20/lbs like it currently goes for.

I'm sure they can just Teleport it right into your fridge.

I'm willing to accept there are costs in middle men and transport, but an over tenfold difference between wholesale and retail?   That seems excessive to me.  You'd think there would be lobstermen looking to get some extra income for themselves by shipping direct.


Meh, that seems like business as usual to me...

/let's not get started on printer ink...
 
2013-08-17 06:50:15 AM

Lost_in_Korea: Is nobody else confused by this?

FTFA:"White shrimp price are closing in on $6 a pound, according to an Urner Barry Index. That's up 56% from a year ago and is creating an "acute shrimp shortage" -- the worst of its kind since the beginning of industrial shrimp farming..."

So prices determine supply?  I thought it was the other way around.


Prices jump, more fishing, less breeding stock for future years. Boom, price sets supply.
 
2013-08-17 06:51:49 AM

Lost_in_Korea: Is nobody else confused by this?

FTFA:"White shrimp price are closing in on $6 a pound, according to an Urner Barry Index. That's up 56% from a year ago and is creating an "acute shrimp shortage" -- the worst of its kind since the beginning of industrial shrimp farming..."

So prices determine supply?  I thought it was the other way around.


Yeah...pretty craptacular article.

/The author used a shrimpy amount of logic...
 
2013-08-17 06:53:01 AM
Is there anything we don't import from some hole in the wall country?
 
2013-08-17 07:04:50 AM
The term Jumbo Shrimp has always amazed me. What is a Jumbo Shrimp? I mean, it's like Military Intelligence - the words don't go together, man.  - George Carlin
 
2013-08-17 07:13:50 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Six posts in and no skrimps.jpg?

For shame, Fark! For shame.


yeah nothing like a little institutionalized racism to start your day! YAY! farKKK!

(Dont say shiat about Jews, though, the mods dont like that)
 
2013-08-17 07:22:43 AM
www.speakinggump.com
 
2013-08-17 07:47:00 AM
Yeah but.. endless shrimp is back starting this weekend.

thebluecollarfoodie.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-17 07:47:27 AM

TuteTibiImperes: And they're complaining that the prices are at record lows due to historically record high supply (lobster, not shrimp).  That would seem to indicate there's a way to find new market channels that allow for the lobstermen to get higher prices for their catch while giving consumers outside of New England lower prices on lobster - lobster sales go up, the lobstermen make more money per sale, the consumers get lower prices, everyone wins.


That is how the middle man and the end merchant screws over you and the fish boats at the same time.  They look for any reason to pay the boats less for the lobster, then they look for anyway possible to charge you more.  The less the boats will accept and the more you shell out, the bigger their profits and all the care is the aren't left holding dead lobster in their hands.  Even if you found a new middle man who is willing to pay the boats a higher price for the lobster and sell to the merchants for less, the stores will still charge the most they think they can get for it.  They are getting $20/lb and it won't change because FL and tourists.  The boats won't get paid much more because their operation stops at the docks.

It does bring to mind an episode of Green Acres when Oliver gets the idea for the town to get its own truck to take produce to the market sooner to get a better price.  Only to have the truck keep breaking down and end up with worst price they ever had.  Where the middle man they were using paid them upfront and took the risk of not getting there early enough to make a profit.

/yes I was born after the show ended, so what
 
2013-08-17 07:51:03 AM
Better get used to tilapia and catfish. It is about all we will have in 20 years
 
2013-08-17 08:04:13 AM
I don't mean to impose, but am the ocean.
 
2013-08-17 08:07:27 AM
More fish and shrimp are farmed now that caught wild, and fish farms are becoming self sustainable.  As wild stocks get more and more depleted, it will accelerate that shift.  Once it is no longer commercially viable to go for wild fish, the wild fish populations will have a chance to recover.
 
2013-08-17 08:12:09 AM
So if I'm correct, the same people that mouth-vomit at the thought of eating perfectly fine cockroaches, centipedes and crickets are all quite happy eating the exact same things if they originated in the dying chemical soup we call the ocean?
Surely land bugs are healthier to eat than sea bugs?
 
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