Tiger Shrimp Alert

Please be on the look out for a non-native species of shrimp called the black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon. This species has been captured by shrimpers fishing in portions of Pamlico Sound and near shore ocean waters of North Carolina. This shrimp is native to the West Pacific and could pose a threat to our native shrimp species. The black tiger shrimp has distinct dark and white stripes along its back. If you capture a black tiger shrimp, please freeze it, record the date and location where the shrimp was taken, and contact North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries at 800-682-2632.

Please contact NCDMF at (800) 682-2632