Shrimping increases in Oregon

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Shrimp is the second-largest fishery in Oregon, growing rapidly in the last few decades.

Perhaps, even more importantly, the Oregon pink shrimp fishery was the first fishery in Oregon certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council and the first shrimp fishery anywhere dubbed sustainable.

"Most people don't even know we have a shrimp fishery off of Oregon," said Brad Pettinger, director of the Oregon Trawl Commission. "Oregon is the center of the grounds. We count for 75 percent of the landings on the west coast."

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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