Over FIVE DECADES, under EIGHT U.S. ELECTED PRESIDENTS, starting from 1976 to the present, the U.S. went through several economic crises, but each time, the U.S. shrimp importation was only slightly affected with very minimal decline in shrimp volume importation, if not at all, before quickly recovering and/or just continuing to increase in volume year-on-year.

https://www.thebalance.com/u-s-economic-crisis-3305668

Marked in bold letters are the periods in which the U.S. entered into an economic crisis matched with the U.S. shrimp import volume covering the period of January to September from 1976 to 2020

January - September, 1976… 70,377,568 kilograms valued at $ 309,829,408        
January - September, 1977… 74,830,395 kilograms valued at $ 365,793,125
January - September, 1978… 64,686,893 kilograms valued at $ 295,285,480
January - September, 1979… 72,426,153 kilograms valued at $ 467,986,406
January - September, 1980… 64,225,367 kilograms valued at $ 453,165,195
January - September, 1981… 71,956,886 kilograms valued at $ 497,840,375
January - September, 1982… 82,519,032 kilograms valued at $ 631,933,228
January - September, 1983… 103,262,454 kilograms valued at $ 815,426,029
January - September, 1984… 108,446,226 kilograms valued at $ 850,722,195
January - September, 1985… 115,109,353 kilograms valued at $ 790,327,361
January - September, 1986… 128,367,292 kilograms valued at $ 1,000,882,604
January - September, 1987… 149,071,790 kilograms valued at $ 1,172,866,261
January - September, 1988… 155,232,742 kilograms valued at $ 1,168,919,113
January - September, 1989… 157,407,237 kilograms valued at $1,190,845,623
January - September, 1990… 163,298,384 kilograms valued at $ 1,136,311,794
January - September, 1991… 171,734,266 kilograms valued at $ 1,322,305,050
January - September, 1992… 188,687,882 kilograms valued at $ 1,373,388,012
January - September, 1993… 190,198,043 kilograms valued at $ 1,444,143,457
January - September, 1994… 203,253,055 kilograms valued at $ 1,848,417,287
January - September, 1995… 187,423,660 kilograms valued at $ 1,774,088,686
January - September, 1996… 183,735,243 kilograms valued at $ 1,649,753,422
January - September, 1997… 200,536,089 kilograms valued at $ 1,971,270,161
January - September, 1998… 219,725,241 kilograms valued at $ 2,212,379,677
January - September, 1999… 232,830,547 kilograms valued at $ 2,124,112,329
January - September, 2000… 244,690,759 kilograms valued at $ 2,571,518,803
January - September, 2001… 264,157,762 kilograms valued at $ 2,448,124,421
January - September, 2002… 294,767,532 kilograms valued at $ 2,297,722,472
January - September, 2003… 348,277,420 kilograms valued at $ 2,606,496,587
January - September, 2004… 346,638,585 kilograms valued at $ 2,388,841,503
January - September, 2005… 361,977,124 kilograms valued at $ 2,448,431,215
January - September, 2006… 403,312,102 kilograms valued at $ 2,772,996,552
January - September, 2007… 393,168,452 kilograms valued at $ 2,716,762,854
January - September, 2008… 397,706,026 kilograms valued at $ 2,814,972,784
January - September, 2009… 388,955,858 kilograms valued at $ 2,654,623,705
January - September, 2010… 388,876,379 kilograms valued at $ 2,810,194,968
January - September, 2011… 405,458,084 kilograms valued at $ 3,593,411,858
January - September, 2012… 382,388,787 kilograms valued at $ 3,212,305,706
January - September, 2013… 360,622,524 kilograms valued at $ 3,447,278,080
January - September, 2014… 407,400,597 kilograms valued at $ 4,804,793,296
January - September, 2015… 414,281,053 kilograms valued at $ 3,897,556,571
January - September, 2016… 429,772,721 kilograms valued at $ 3,964,250,143
January - September, 2017… 471,179,305 kilograms valued at $ 4,570,160,507
January - September, 2018… 490,825,041 kilograms valued at $ 4,395,300,393
January - September, 2019… 496,134,272 kilograms valued at $ 4,193,391,849
January - September, 2020… 535,165,070 kilograms valued at $ 4,557,739,880

Why is this so? 

Beyond the resilience of the Americans in facing obstacles and challenges as a nation ... it is because the Americans have embraced shrimp as part of their daily diet for a long time past.

Penaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931)
Penaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931)