Shrimping is an important part of South Carolina‘s economy. Many local shrimpers make a living providing fresh, tasty, wild-caught shrimp to residents around our state.
Sadly, South Carolina’s shrimping industry has been struggling for years. It suffers from rising fuel costs, pollution, and overseas competition from seafood farms. Indeed, a popular bumper sticker in the Lowcountry reads, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Eat Imported Shrimp!”
There has been much discussion about how to overcome the challenges of this difficult market in order to keep this time-honored tradition alive. You can learn more about the dilemma by visiting our guide to South Carolina Shrimping. It includes information on the industry’s history, as well as its current condition. It also contains more trawler photos, links to shrimping events and organizations, and much more!