From his boat in Galliano, Bryan, and his wife Corina, shrimp the waters of coastal Louisiana for the freshest Gulf shrimp. Under the brand name Corina Corina, the Mobley family runs their processing facility where they sort, peel, vacuum-pack, and freeze the highest quality shrimp for both the wholesale and consumer market. And you can find Bryan’s 1-pound pack of Louisiana shrimp on our Shop website. They use an ultra-low, -40ºF, shatter-pack freezer process to lock in the fresh Gulf sweetness at the time of the catch. In this way, the shrimp are at their peak, and when thawed by home cooks, the quality is better than never frozen. Corina Corina has all sizes: Large peeled/deveined shrimp and peeled gumbo/cooking shrimp, as well as 10 lb. and 20 lb. plate-frozen boxed shrimp are on the list of Louisiana wild-caught seafood products. And Bryan processes more than just shrimp. He also specializes in Louisiana oysters where they package the 1-pound (approx. 2 dozen oysters), vacuum-sealed oysters for the Vermilion Bay Sweet brand sold online here on our website. These are high-quality, fat, juicy oysters that are flash-frozen at their peak of freshness. Once you’ve thawed out a package of Bryan’s high-quality frozen oysters, you’ll never buy them any other way. This way, you can always have a pack of Louisiana oysters in your freezer; they’re perfect for frying or grilling. From their storefront along the highway into Galliano, Bryan and Corina sell all of their shrimp products and one and 3-pound packs of oysters. Be sure to connect with Bryan and many more coastal Louisiana fishermen by accessing the contact information on the Louisiana Direct Seafood website. It’s a free service, and it’s nice to know that you are helping to support the many fishing families that are the foundation of our Louisiana seafood industry. Contact: Bryan and Corina Mobley Corina Corina Seafood, LLC 17947 Hwy 3235 Galliano LA 70354 985-637-2326 or 985-637-2099 Email: email@example.com This Boat-To-Table series of stories, recipes, and information about our seafood industry is brought to you in support of Louisiana Direct Seafood, a free program of Louisiana Sea Grant and LSU Ag Center.
Shrimp is the top seafood consumed in the United States. In 2018, Louisiana landed 97 million lbs. of shrimp with a dockside value more than $120 million, which was 33% of all shrimp caught in the U.S. However, the shrimp that local fishermen bring to the dock are not always the shrimp that land in your grocery store or other retailer. Louisiana wild caught shrimp compete in the marketplace with farm-raised shrimp, many of which are imported from Asia or South America. In fact in 2018, the U.S. imported 1.53 billion lbs. of shrimp; the U.S. is now the third largest importer of farmed shrimp in the world, and about 90% of shrimp consumed in the U.S. is imported. The label on the shrimp package or at the seafood counter can give you a lot of information about the shrimp you are purchasing. To help you understand the details, Louisiana Sea Grant produced an excellent video on the anatomy of a shrimp label. Click here to learn more about shrimp imports, with this fact sheet by Louisiana Fisheries Forward.