The Prime Shrimp Project

In 1943, our founder, at just 16 years old, dreamed up a shrimp-peeling machine while working a summer job at his father's seafood-packing plant in Houma, Louisiana. This was the first of thousands of innovative solutions that have improved the way every kind of food from seafood to vegetables to baked goods makes its way into our homes.

In the last decade, we have become obsessed with fixing what we think is wrong with farm-raised shrimp, an industry that accounts for over 85% of the shrimp consumed in the US. Poor farming practices, careless handling and intentional abuse and adulteration have destroyed the reputation of what is a delicious and accessible source of clean protein.

With 70+ years of experience in the global seafood industry and three generations of innovation under our belts, we got to work re-thinking the supply chain and building our own state-of-the-art facility to peel and pack with precision automation in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is how we created Prime Shrimp.

Better Processing

Precision Domestic Automation

The precision automation in our domestic, state-of-the-art facility minimizes handling and eliminates abuse. We set the new standard in social responsibility and processing transparency.

Better Sourcing
Premium Ecuadorian Shrimp

We source Prime Shrimp from the leading suppliers in Ecuador, where less-intensive farming methods and advanced harvest and production technology make their aquaculture industry the most advanced and sustainable of its kind.

A more natural diet and extra room to move allow Ecuadorian shrimp to develop better flavor and texture without the use of antibiotics EVER.