Shrimp (Caridea)



Catch at low tides near shorelines or in rivers and lakes using a butterfly net, cast net, or other mesh net device.


Keep chilled in ice. Can be frozen for longer storage.


  • Wash shrimp well before use.
  • De-vein fresh shrimp and remove heads if desired.
  • Can be boiled or sautéed.
  • Can be cooked in shell or peeled.
  • Freshwater shrimp should not be cooked as long as saltwater shrimp.
  • Drain immediately to prevent overcooking.
  • (Rody, 1982)

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Sea or freshwater shrimp are eaten in the Pacific Islands. They exist in a variety of species but generally have long, muscular abdomens and five pairs of legs (Chan, 1998).

Traditional Names
  • Chamorro – uhang
  • Chuukese – uurur
  • Hawaiian – ʻōpae
  • Kosraean – sresre
  • Marshallese – libbunoj; libunej
  • Palauan – cherechur
  • Pohnpeian – likedopw
  • Samoan – ula vai