Brownsville captain lands foot-long Asian tiger shrimp

May 15, 2019

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"The phrase “jumbo shrimp” doesn’t really do it justice.

The captain and owner of a Brownsville shrimp boat is showing off the biggest Asian tiger shrimp he’s ever seen, measuring 12.5 inches, which is probably within an inch or two of the maximum size of the species.

Capt. Seth Sanders was trawling for white shrimp just west of the Atchafalaya Channel off the coast of Louisiana recently when his net brought up the monster female Asian tiger.

“Our native shrimp, as far as length, they get up to 8, 10 inches at the most,” said Tony Reisinger, Texas Sea Grant’s Cameron County Coastal and Marine Resources agent..."continue reading.