Georgetown Shrimp Trawler – Georgetown, South Carolina
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Shrimping is an important, and unfortunately endangered, industry in South Carolina. Cheap foreign shrimp have flooded our stores and restaurants, driving prices so low that local shrimpers must struggle to compete. These imported shrimp may be inexpensive, but they come with a high cost to our health, environment, economy, and community.
Most of these farm-raised shrimp are bred with harsh chemicals and antibiotics. South Carolina shrimp are naturally fresh and flavorful, and they are caught in our own coastal waters. When you eat local shrimp, you help prevent intense pollution and you provide much needed support to our state’s shrimpers.
SCIWAY thanks Jeffrey Akerson of Exeter, New Hampshire for submitting this chilly picture he took during a rare snowstorm in 2010.