More Reports of Black Tiger Shrimp Being Caught in Gulf of Mexico

More Reports of Black Tiger Shrimp Being Caught in Gulf of Mexico
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 11:35am

PORT ISABEL - There are more reports of Black Tiger Shrimp being caught in the Gulf of Mexico and that has shrimpers worried that it could impact the seafood businesses all along the Texas coast.

Shrimpers found several Tiger shrimp in Aransas Bay and on the Louisiana border. The massive shrimp has distinctive stripes on their tails and fed on the same types prey such as crabs and oysters native to the Gulf. Some shrimpers say the Tiger shrimp may decrease the number of brown and white shrimp in the Gulf and marine scientists are planning to conduct genetic studies on the shrimp to determine their origin.

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