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South Carolina Shrimp – Guide to SC Shrimping

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SC Shrimp

South Carolina has two shrimp seasons.

The first runs from May through August, when smaller, brown shrimp are harvested.

The popular white shrimp season begins in September and lasts through December.

There are so many places along our coast to buy fresh local seafood. There are an abundance of resources listed below to help you find the freshest shrimp near you. Support your SC shrimpers and buy local!

— Rosebank Farms, Johns Island © Pamela Bohnenstiehl —

Shrimp and Seafood Companies in SC

Beaufort Shrimp & Seafood

Charleston Shrimp & Seafood

Murrells Inlet Shrimp & Seafood

Commercial Shrimping Organizations in SC

Shrimp Boats on Folly Beach Four Girls Shrimp Boat Folly Beach Shrimp Trawler

SC Shrimping Research, Conservation, and Education

Articles on SC's Shrimping Industry

  • "South Carolina Shrimp Industry – A History of Heritage" - PDF - timelines and pictures tell the history of the shrimping industry in SC, and also outline the current threats to the industry from rising fuel prices, imported seafood, and development along our coastline

  • Shrimp in South Carolina - lists species, anatomy, lifecycle, migratory patterns, and harvesting through commercial fisheries

  • "Living For Shrimping, Shrimping For A Living" - 2007 article interviews commercial captains and discusses industry concerns

  • "Shrimpers Say It's Barely Worth it to Stay in Business" - January 2009 article about the difficult 2008 SC shrimp season

  • "The Grease Experiment" - Jimmy Buffet's idea, to collect used cooking grease to be used as fuel by commercial fishing vessels, gets off the ground - article published June/July 2010

Shrimp Boat of Kiawah Shem Creek Ladies Shrimp Boats at Dusk

Shrimp Festivals in SC

Beaufort Shrimp Festival

More SC Shrimp Boat Photos

 See our entire gallery of SC Shrimp Boats

Winyah Bay Shem Creek Shrimp Boats Warrior Shrimp Boat
Battery Creek Shrimp Boats Shrimp Boats at Rest Georgetown Shrimp Boat
Shrimp Trawlers The Miss Nichole


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