Shrimp have long been something of a mystery to me. I don't cook seafood very often, but I sure enjoy me some shrimp when I'm ordering something at a restaurant. Until someone asked a question about them a few months ago, I never even really thought much about where shrimp come from. I searched my memory banks and could only come up with a vague connection between shrimp and the Gulf of Mexico. (In hindsight, this memory was forged by the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company of "Forrest Gump." Sad but true.)
But like all sea life, you want to be careful when purchasing shrimp, whether at the grocery store or at a restaurant.