We got a lot accomplished today. Everyone is in the process of gathering their research and finishing their group or individual assignments. Travel arrangements are in order. We also contacted Linda Thornton to arrange meeting times. For the first three working days we will be interviewing and shooting at Cardelli, Aqua Mar and Haney farms.
We also learned a great deal about shrimp today. Do you know what the difference between a shrimp and a prawn is? Well, we sure do! Our group had a healthy discussion on where we buy our seafood and if we prefer king prawns or jumbo shrimp. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/prawns-vs-shrimp.html
The consensus of the group was while many of us enjoy shrimp cocktail, we don’t exactly know where our shrimp is coming from. Which is why, we’ve decided to trace the shrimp’s movement back to the source. Our first step is to go from the plate at a local restaurant to South Street Seaport market where it’s purchased. We want to see what decisions the buyers make when they choose the shrimp to be featured on the menus. We plan to film them next week and will report back with our findings!