Paul Piazza

Sustainability of the shrimp resource is the act of managing its overall population for the benefit of the species’ long-term survival

while looking after both the waters from which the shrimp are harvested and the livelihoods of the communities that depend on them. At Paul Piazza & Son, Inc. we believe it is our responsibility to assume a leadership role within our fisheries. We actively promote sustainability in the following ways:

First sustainability practice

. Our fishermen operate sustainable vessels and follow sustainable shrimp fishing and harvesting practices. Our fishermen are guided by a “sustainability covenant” with us. It addresses all permits required by state and federal authorities, and assures that they follow all applicable regulations.

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Second sustainability practice

We do this not because we are required to do so – but because our business, the livelihood of our fishermen, the vitality of our communities, and our heritage depend on it.

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We are members of Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s
Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Supply Chain Roundtable.

World Widelife Fund

We work closely with the World Wildlife Fund on environmental issues.

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Third sustainability practice

Participating in Fishery Improvement Projects.

Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) are multi-stakeholder marine stewardship efforts to improve the sustainability of a fishery.

As a leader in the industry, Paul Piazza & Son, Inc. is a founding member of and primary stakeholder in Fishery Improvement Projects in Texas and Louisiana, both coordinated by the Audubon Nature Institute’s Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries.

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To check our FIP status, visit

Second sustainability practice

Instead of discarding our shrimp shells, at Paul Piazza & Son, Inc. we return them to the earth. This necessary byproduct of processing is offered to local farmers, who use the nutrient-packed shells for organic fertilizer rich in calcium, nitrogen and phosphorus. Our finished product packaging materials will soon be fully recyclable.

For more information regarding sustainability, visit

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News from PP&S.

Spring into Shrimping Season

April 2023

Louisiana fish and wildlife has set the opening date for spring shrimping season to open on May 1st. The early opening to the season can be...

We’re Texas Too!

March 2023

We will start by quoting Andy Neely Vice President of sales and Marketing at Paul Piazza and Son who said, “We are a Texas company...

2022 Spring Shrimp Season

June 2022

2022 Spring Louisiana shrimp season opened May 9. Inshore landings on shrimp for peeling have been strong. Concerns of high fuel cost and limited labor...

Strong Finish for Shrimpers!

March 2022

A strong finish in late January and February has been a blessing to Shrimpers and packers along the gulf! After seeing low landings of medium...