So just got back from Florida and after having stopped a crab market, the guy there tried selling me on shrimp. It was pricy, but he pulled out a frozen bag and was raving about how he doesn't get it locally because they aren't any good there, said he likes to get them from up by the pan handle. Then proceeded to show me the bag and was raving about how "white" and clean they were. Whatever, I needed shrimp anyway, I'll take 2 pounds. @ $16/lb. So a few days later I was a run of the mill grocery store. Again, needing shrimp, I asked the guy at the seafood counter where he got his shrimp from... he said they were "locally sourced". So basically, he had no idea. I got a couple pounds @ 11/lb. A few days later, at local seafood market, I was again in the market for some shrimp. Asked the lady behind the counter about the shrimp and she told me that they were caught local and then went on to rave about how "pink" they were "just like coral, they are beautiful shrimp". They were also $16/lb. Then it dawned on me..... What the hell is going on with shrimp? Are local better? Are white better? Are pink better? $16 in one place for supposedly the same shrimp at $11 at another? What's going on here? How do I figure out what the best shrimp are?