BD Judge Shrimp

The Judge gears up for Summer Brown Shrimp Season

Captain Randy is packing up and getting ready to spend the next 50 days on the water in pursuit of mouth-watering brown shrimp. He will run four consecutive 14-day trips, concentrating on the waters off the South Carolina and North Carolina coast.

Known for their bold flavor and firm texture, brown shrimp can stand up in hearty recipes and stews. Captain Randy will take two crew members during this busy season, and then everyone will take a two-week rest before the fall white shrimp migration.

The Judge Makes History

The Judge makes history as the first shrimp boat inducted into the “Georgia Grown” program.

On July 1, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black proudly inducted The Judge into the Georgia Grown program at Atlanta’s Georgia Grown showcase. The Georgia Grown program is a marketing and economic development program of the Georgia Department of Agriculture. The goal is to aid Georgia’s agricultural economies by bringing together producers, processors, suppliers, distributors, retailer, agritourism and consumers in one community. The Georgia Grown brand is desired by business and consumers who want to buy and promote Georgia’s locally grown products ( Captain Jack and Captain Randy are thrilled and honored to be a part of the Georgia Grown family and look forward to the opportunity to meet others in Georgia who share their passion for fresh, sustainable food.

Featured On Food Network's "Eating America"

The Judge is featured on Food Network series “Eating America” and wins first place “Best Decorated” boat at the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in Fernandina, Florida.

The Judge wowed crowds and judges alike during the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in Fernandina, Florida, winning “Best Decorated” boat. During the four-day festival, May 1-4, Captain Randy promoted and educated people about wild caught shrimp and the use of chemical preservatives.

BD Judge shrimp were also featured on a new Food Network series, “Eating America,” where the host travels to food festivals all over the country and tastes the best festivals offer. The show is hosted by former “Law and Order” actor Anthony Anderson, who loved the fresh and sweet BD Judge shrimp. The episode featuring The Judge will air on July 28 on Food Network.

The Judge was also filmed by the Discovery Channel for a program they are working on about a sunken galleon off the coast of Florida. The program is set to air in September.

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