Species Name:Pleoticus muelleri
Frozen at sea, head-on, shell-on, 5-10 count/lb shrimp.
Where: Southern coast of Argentina in the Patagonia region
How: Mid-water trawl
From the ice cold waters of the Southern Atlantic Ocean, comes Kalari Red Shrimp. These shrimp are caught off the Coast of Argentina in a region known as Patagonia. Thanks to the nutrient rich waters, Kalari Red Shrimp are bursting with flavor. The shrimp are caught using a mid-water trawling technique that has very little impact on the surrounding environment. Due to this technique, along with utilizing bycatch reduction devices (BRDs), the by-catch is below 2%. The Argentinian government dictates the annual total allowable catch (TAC). In addition, they establish the allowable fishing zones. Upon being landed, the shrimp are immediately frozen at sea in the original whole head on form in which they were caught. The product remains frozen and unprocessed all the way through the supply chain, ensuring a consistent and top quality product.