The Safina Center

Coho salmon.Coho salmon.Photo taken by: Carl Safina

Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Shrimp, Pink – U.S. California & Washington

Pink Shrimp are a coldwater shrimp species, found from California to Alaska. They change sex from male to female after their first year of life.

Little is known about the population of Pink Shrimp in the U.S.

These shrimp are caught with trawls, which can cause damage to the sand and mud habitats that this species live in. The major concern in the Pink Shrimp fishery is the bycatch of eulachon, an endangered species.

Full species report here.

Note: The Oregon Pink Shrimp fishery is not covered here because it has already been certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.